EDISON — Did you know that stroke is the No. 3 killer of Americans and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability? According to the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, six of every ten deaths due to stroke are women! And of the approximately 600,000 to 750,000 people who suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year, nearly 28 percent of victims are under age 65.
Are you at risk for stroke? Find out during Stroke Alert, a FREE stroke screening program being offered by the Edison Department of Health and Human Services and the American Stroke Association.
Screenings will be offered on Thursday, May 20, in the afternoon from 4 – 6 p.m. and then again on Wednesday, May 26, in the morning from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and again that afternoon from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Dr. William Toth Memorial Health Center, 80 Idlewild Road, Edison.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment call 1-732-248-7285. This free screening is open to all Edison residents.
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