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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2013
Contact: Karen Tripmacher
Assistant Director – Community Relations& Special Projects
(516) 663-2234

“STROKE ALERT: REDUCE YOUR RISK” - WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OFFERS FREE LECTURE FOR SENIORS OCTOBER 9

The best treatment for stroke is prevention. Learn about preventive measures and more at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Health Update for Seniors free seminar, “Stroke Alert: Reduce Your Risk,” on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 1:15 PM. It will be held at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Avenue in Mineola (one block south of Jericho Turnpike and one block east of Mineola Boulevard), and will focus on how individuals can reduce their risk, as well as the warning signs of a stroke and the significance of taking immediate action if symptoms occur.

Kathleen Michel, CNRN, MSN, FNP-BC, Administrative Director and Coordinator of the Cerebrovascular Program at Winthrop, will explain the mechanisms of a stroke, risk factors and the latest advances in treatment. A question and answer period will be included. Free parking is adjacent to the building. Metered parking is available across the street. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a space, please call (516) 663-3916.

Health Update for Seniors is a free community health education program presented by Geriatric Health Services, the Winthrop Home Health Agency and the Department of Public Relations. For information on other programs at the Hospital, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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