Free stroke screening in Tucson in May - Tucson News Now

Free stroke screening in Tucson in May

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and there's an opportunity to get a free screening for stroke risk.

You can get the free screening on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Banner–University Medical Center at 1501 N. Campbell Avenue.

The event will be in DuVal Auditorium at the hospital.

It's part of Stroke Check 2017.

According to Banner-UMC, "the free Stroke Check screening includes 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. 

Walks-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is recommended. Please call 520-694-6342 to pre-register. Parking is free."

In a news release Banner-UMC said, "The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association states that stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every 4 minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year."

MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android devices.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • HealthHealthMore>>

  • Tucson’s only Leapfrog hospital ‘A’ grades go to Carondelet St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s

    Tucson’s only Leapfrog hospital ‘A’ grades go to Carondelet St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-04-25 00:08:17 GMT
    Mark Benz, CEO of Carondelet Health Network, St. Mary's Hospital (Source: Carondelet); St. Joseph's Hospital  (Source: Ianmcorvidae)Mark Benz, CEO of Carondelet Health Network, St. Mary's Hospital (Source: Carondelet); St. Joseph's Hospital (Source: Ianmcorvidae)
    Mark Benz, CEO of Carondelet Health Network, St. Mary's Hospital (Source: Carondelet); St. Joseph's Hospital  (Source: Ianmcorvidae)Mark Benz, CEO of Carondelet Health Network, St. Mary's Hospital (Source: Carondelet); St. Joseph's Hospital (Source: Ianmcorvidae)

    The Spring 2018 hospital safety report card from The Leapfrog Group awarded an “A” grade to Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital while Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital maintains its grade of “A” from the Fall, making Carondelet the only facilities in Tucson achieving an A grade, according to Leapfrog. 

    The Spring 2018 hospital safety report card from The Leapfrog Group awarded an “A” grade to Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital while Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital maintains its grade of “A” from the Fall, making Carondelet the only facilities in Tucson achieving an A grade, according to Leapfrog. 

  • Report: Medical data breach could impact patients across country

    Report: Medical data breach could impact patients across country

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:03:28 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Sensitive patient medical records compiled by possibly thousands of doctors may have been compromised, according to data security researcher KrebsonSecurity.

    Sensitive patient medical records compiled by possibly thousands of doctors may have been compromised, according to data security researcher KrebsonSecurity.

  • breaking

    Ice pops recalled because of Listeria risk

    Ice pops recalled because of Listeria risk

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:24:58 GMT
    Monster Pops (Source: Food and Drug Administration)Monster Pops (Source: Food and Drug Administration)

    According to the FDA, the Ziegenfelder Company of Wheeling, WV, is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

    According to the FDA, the Ziegenfelder Company of Wheeling, WV, is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Powered by Frankly