Stroke risk screenings available Tuesday at Maria Parham Medical Center
In celebration of Stroke Awareness Month and in an attempt to educate the community, Maria Parham Medical Center and the North Carolina Stroke Association have organized a free stroke risk screening. Individuals may attend this free screening, which will take place in the John T. Church Classroom at the hospital Tuesday, from 7:30-10:30 a.m.
Health care practitioners will be on hand to measure blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose while discussing one’s health and family history. After gathering this data, they will determine a participants’ stroke risk. If necessary, they will then instruct the individual on ways to lower that risk.
Appointments are mandatory for participation. Call Jan Parham, RN, stroke coordinator a the hospital, at (252) 436-1840 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Information gathered during a screening at this event will be strictly confidential. Also, this should not be considered a full health screening.
Participants are advised to refrain from eating or drinking after midnight the night before testing: the hospital will serve a light breakfast at the conclusion of testing.