AnMed Health to offer free stroke seminar


Strokes kill thousands of people every year, but most strokes are preventable. Knowing what to do immediately is the key to saving a life if you realize someone is having a stroke.
In observance of National Stroke Awareness Month in May, AnMed Health and the AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital have joined efforts to hold a free stroke seminar for the community on May 3.
The seminar will take place 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the AnMed Health Oglesby Center Healthy Futures Room, 2000 East Greenville Street, Anderson. A light meal will be served for preregistered participants. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. To register, call (864) 512-6255.
Survivors of stroke will share their stories and the classic symptoms will be discussed. Attendees will have a chance before and after the seminar to visit with local vendors, register for door prizes and have their blood pressure checked. High blood pressure is the leading cause of a stroke, yet many people are unaware that they have it. A stroke happens when a clot or rupture interrupts the flow of blood to the brain.