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Blake Medical Center Hosts A Hispanic Stroke Education Event

Marketing & Public Relations Contact:
Melissa Morgan
(941) 798-6056

May 01, 2012

Bradenton, Florida - Blake Medical Center is hosting a Hispanic Stroke Education event on Friday, May 9, 2012 from 9am to 11am.  This event is free and open to the public and will feature Dr. Francisco Esparza, giving a lecture on “Stroke Prevention & Education.”  Learn about the causes of stroke, signs and symptoms of stroke and what to do if you think you could be having a stroke. With stroke, time is of the essence, so being educated on the primary signs and symptoms is crucial.

While stroke, heart disease and other cerebrovascular diseases are the fourth leading cause of death in Hispanics – stroke and heart disease account for one in four deaths among Hispanic men and one in three deaths among Hispanic women. Findings suggest that a stroke knowledge deficit is more pronounced among this population. In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, Blake Medical Center is working to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of stroke and the urgency of seeking medical attention among the Hispanic community.

To register, please call 1-888-359-3552.  Refreshments will be served.

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