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WFUBMC Sponsors Free Stroke Screenings

WINSTON-SALEM – Strokes strike about 700,000 people each year. Knowing your risk factors could prevent you from becoming a statistic.

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is offering a free stroke screenings on Wednesday, May 8 from 2 - 7 p.m. Our experts in stroke care and rehabilitation from our nationally-recognized stroke center will be on hand to answer your questions. The screenings are free and open to those over 40 years of age who have not participated in a stroke screening in 2007.

Two hundred appointments are available. Each stroke screening will include: total cholesterol, HDL, cholesterol ratio, glucose check, blood pressure check, counseling from experts at Wake Forest Baptist and a stroke risk assessment. In addition, some participants will receive a Doppler ultrasound screening if they meet certain stroke risk factors. Results follow-up will be provided by registered nurses. Participants must complete a consent form prior to the screening. Participants do not have to be a member of the local YMCA to participate.

For more information about our program or to register for one of our screenings, call 768-5375.

Media Contact: Rae Bush (336) 716-6878, rbush@wfubmc.edu; or Karen Richardson (336) 716-4453, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University Health Sciences and Brenner Children’s Hospital. The system comprises 1,238 acute care, rehabilitation, psychiatry and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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