Free stroke screenings offered at Banner - UMC in May - Tucson News Now

Free stroke screenings offered at Banner - UMC in May

Banner - UMC is a certified Primary Stroke Center. (Source: Banner - University Medical Center) Banner - UMC is a certified Primary Stroke Center. (Source: Banner - University Medical Center)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Free stroke screenings are being offered at Banner - University Medical Center on May 6.

Stroke Check 2017 will run from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on May 6 at the hospital's DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue.

Call 520-694-6342 to pre-register. While pre-registration is recommended, Walk-ins are welcome.

Included in the screening will be a stroke-risk assessment, blood pressure reading, cholesterol and glucose tests and a review of results by a physician. Fasting for at least four hours is recommended for the cholesterol and glucose tests.

Parking is free at the hospital.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association says stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Banner - UMC is a Primary Stroke Center as certified by The Joint Commission and the AHA/ASA.

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