Free Educational Event on Stroke The Third Leading Cause of Death in the US POSTPONED

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. For those who survive a stroke, they are often left with serious long-term disabilities. To educate our communities about this life-altering disease, MeritCare is holding an educational event on Monday, Sept. 21, from 7-8:30 p.m. called "Stroke: Prevent, Survive and Thrive." The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. For those who survive a stroke, they are often left with serious long-term disabilities. To educate our communities about this life-altering disease, MeritCare is holding an educational event on Monday, Sept. 21, from 7-8:30 p.m. called "Stroke: Prevent, Survive and Thrive." The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. **THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.**

This event is for people at risk of stroke, survivors of stroke, or anymore interested in learning more about stroke. Dr. Kevin Faber, MeritCare Stroke Program medical director, will speak about signs and symptoms of stroke, treatment and tips to prevent a stroke. There will also be a panel discussion to hear personal stories directly from those who have had a stroke. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, call (701) 234-5570 or toll free (877) 234-4240.

Some facts about stroke:
  • According to the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control (CDC) an estimated 795,000 strokes occur in the United States alone each year; and nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in those over 65 years of age.
  • The CDC reports that those who suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, atrial fibrillation, diabetes and users of tobacco substances are at greater risk of suffering a stroke.