[PHOTO] Medical Center Promoting Stroke Risk Awareness

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During Raritan Bay Medical Center’s heart health and stroke risk awareness event February 1 at Vito Mazza Salon and Day Spa in Woodbridge, registered nurse Mirian Medina, at left, coordinator of the medical center’s stroke center, takes owner Vito Mazza’s blood pressure. Raritan Bay Medical Center is holding events throughout the month, next at the Woodbridge Center Mall Sunday, February 17, 1 to 5 p.m. in the center court. Stroke risk factors include; total cholesterol, blood pressure, fasting glucose, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and family history. (Photo courtesy of Raritan Bay Medical Center)

During Raritan Bay Medical Center’s heart health and stroke risk awareness event February 1 at Vito Mazza Salon and Day Spa in Woodbridge, registered nurse Mirian Medina, at left, coordinator of the medical center’s stroke center, takes owner Vito Mazza’s blood pressure. Raritan Bay Medical Center is holding events throughout the month, next at the Woodbridge Center Mall Sunday, February 17, 1 to 5 p.m. in the center court. Stroke risk factors include; total cholesterol, blood pressure, fasting glucose, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and family history. (Photo courtesy of Raritan Bay Medical Center)

PERTH AMBOY — Raritan Bay Medical Center is promoting good heart health and stroke risk awareness in February, American Heart Month. On National Wear Red Day for Women, Feb. 1, clinicians from the medical center visited nine different Middlesex County locations, provided free blood pressure screenings and discussed the stroke risk factors; total cholesterol, blood pressure, fasting glucose, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and family history.

Events were held at local YMCAs; Raritan Bay Area, Woodbridge, South Amboy, East Brunswick and Metuchen, the Sayreville and Old Bridge Borough Halls, Vito Mazza Salon and Day Spa in Woodbridge and the Woodbridge Center Mall. Medical Center clinicians are visiting other locations throughout the month and will be back at the Woodbridge Center Mall Sunday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the center court.

For information about stroke prevention, call the Stroke Center at 1-732-324-4970.


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