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Free Stroke Education Course Offered for Monroe County

“Understanding Stroke” Explains Risk Factors, Prevention and Treatment

MACON, GA (Thursday, August 13, 2015) - Navicent Health will offer the residents of Monroe County and the surrounding area a free educational class on stroke and stroke prevention.

“Understanding Stroke” will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Monroe Regional Medical Complex community room (120 N. Lee Street, Forsyth). Denise Goings, MSN, RN, SCRN and Stroke Coordinator for Atrium Health Navicent, will discuss the following:

  • Stroke and risk factors that contribute to stroke.
  • Methods of stroke prevention and ways to reduce stroke risk.
  • Latest stroke treatments and rehabilitation.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA), stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States.  On average, 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Instances of stroke are particularly high in the Southeast.

Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, Ga. is dedicated to treating stroke quickly and efficiently, and has received AHA's prestigious “Get With the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus” Quality Achievement Award for four consecutive years. The hospital is also listed on AHA's Target Stroke Honor Roll for excellence in stroke care.

For more information on “Understanding Stroke” or to register for this free class, please call (478) 633-4733.

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