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WHAT: Protect yourself from a brain attack! Stoke – or “brain attack” – is the No. 1 cause of serious, long-term disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. What can you do to protect yourself? Start by attending an informational stroke presentation and screening offered by the SSM Neurosciences Institute. Our doctors will help uncover your risks for stroke and explain how strokes occur and are treated. Plus, find out how changes to your diet and lifestyle can lower your risk for stroke. Dr. Laurence Kinsella, neurologist and stroke medical director at St. Clare Health Center, Dr. Roula al-Dahhak, neurologist and stroke medical director at St. Joseph Hospital West, and Dr. Todd Neuberger, vascular surgeon with the St. Joseph Vascular Institute will present.The screening includes: blood pressure, carotid ultrasound (non-invasive test of blood flow in the neck arteries), cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL and triglycerides – fasting requested), blood sugar (glucose), and consultation with a nurse specialist. The screening fee is $20. Screenings are most appropriate for those ages 50+, as well as those with a family history of stroke or who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure or atrial fibrillation.WHEN/ WHERE:
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012Father Krings Conference Center, Garden Level SSM St. Clare Health Center1015 Bowles Ave.Fenton, MO 63026Screenings by appointment: 8:30 – 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free presentation by Dr. Laurence Kinsella: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012Outpatient Surgery Center, Main Level SSM St. Joseph Hospital West100 Medical PlazaLake Saint Louis, MO 63367Screenings by appointment: 8:30 – 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free presentations by Dr. Roula al-Dahhak and Dr. Todd Neuberger: 10 a.m. Space is limited and appointments are required. To register or for more information, please call toll free 866-SSM-DOCS (866-776-3627).About SSM Neurosciences InstituteA service of SSM Health Care – St. Louis, SSM Neurosciences Institute provides specialized expertise to diagnose and treat a number of disorders that afflict the brain and nervous system, including stroke, spine ailments, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and more. An expert team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuro-interventionists provides a full range of neurological care, using state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology, including two biplane angiography suites. SSM Neurosciences Institute operates the St. Louis region’s leading network of stroke centers, with locations at five SSM hospitals throughout St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Each has achieved “Get With the Guidelines” recognition from the American Stroke Association. For more information, go to www.ssmhealth.com/neuro.