Virtual Stroke Fair To Be Held January 19

Virtual Stroke Fair To Be Held January 19

Posted on: January 13, 2011

Canton, Ohio: Strokes, which are largely preventable, are the third leading cause of death and are a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Knowledge is power, and to help create a more informed public, The American Stroke Association is holding a live Virtual Stroke Fair on Wednesday, January 19 beginning at 8 a.m. This virtual fair is open to the community and will focus on the prevention of and recovery from a stroke.

Participants must register in advance and must have access to a computer and the internet. This is an excellent opportunity to get informed about strokes from the comfort of your own home. Space is limited, for more information or to register, log onto www.stroke.org.

Earning the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers, Mercy Stroke Center is also an American Heart Association “Get With the Guidelines – Stroke” designated center which aligns treatment with the latest scientific guidelines. With a core focus on educating people to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke, the staff at Mercy Stroke Center, encourages the community to register and “attend” this Virtual Stroke Fair.

Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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