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Stroke Health Education Offered At Free Health Fair

 

St. Petersburg, Fla., (October 27, 2010) --  Stroke is the number three cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association.  To help raise awareness of this disease and provide more education on the risks, types and treatments for stroke, St. Anthony's Hospital will host the Stroke Health Fair on November, 5, 2010, from 10a.m. - 2p.m. in the hospital auditorium. 

Free cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure screenings will be offered to participants who register in advance. Also, BMI from Carillon Wellness Center and informational tables will also be available.  Dr. Allan Weiss presents a free lecture focusing on reducing the risk of stroke and treatment options.       

 Stroke Health Fair Schedule:

10:00 am-12:30 pm:

  • Free cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure screenings

(When participants call and register in advance they will be given a 30 minute time block for their screening)

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings from Carillon Wellness Center
  • Informational tables

11:30 am-1:30 pm: Heart Healthy Lunch available

12:30 pm-1:30 pm: Stroke Lecture-Dr. Allan Weiss (no screenings or activities during this time)

Lecture title: Stroke Update: Reducing Risk of Stroke and Treatment Options

1:30 pm-2:00 pm: Screenings, BMI from Carillon Wellness Center and informational tables continue

Participants can pre-register by calling: (727) 253-4203 or visit StAnthonys.com

About St. Anthony's Hospital

St. Anthony's Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. In 1997, St. Anthony's became part of BayCare Health System, a joint operating agreement between the Tampa Bay area's leading not-for-profit hospitals. St. Anthony's has a rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is the largest community-based health system in the region, providing expert medical care for a patient's lifetime. Composed of hospitals and numerous affiliated services, the system connects patients to a complete range of services throughout the Tampa Bay area. Together, BayCare organizations seek to advance the health of their patients and their communities.

Member hospitals are Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony's, St. Joseph's, St. Joseph's Children's, St. Joseph's Women's, St. Joseph's Hospital North and South Florida Baptist. On the Web: www.BayCare.org.

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For more information, contact Media Relations Coordinator, Denise Moore, at (727) 461-8538.