University Hospital promotes stroke awareness, offers free screening

Monday, May 10, 2010 | 11:43 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – Health care providers at University Hospital are offering free screenings for those who are at risk for strokes, according to a news release from the University of Missouri Health System.

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month in May, hospital staff members will conduct screenings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the main lobby of University Hospital.

About 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer strokes each year, according to the American Stroke Association.

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