Stroke is a leading cause of death in Minnesota. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one American dies every four minutes from stroke. Understanding the causes and symptoms of stroke is paramount when it comes to prevention and effective treatment.
To help educate community members about stroke, Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James is offering a free stroke awareness presentation on Thursday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the medical center’s conference center.
The event features speakers Jennifer Langbehn, D.O., Mayo Clinic Health System family physician, and Shayna Baker, Mayo Clinic Health System speech/language pathologist.
Dr. Langbehn and Baker will discuss symptoms of stroke, prevention, treatments and share information about a new telestroke service that is coming soon to the medical center. The event will also serve as a kickoff for a potential St. James area stroke support group.
“As we know, stroke is a serious health concern in our community, as well as our country,” says Dr. Langbehn. “The good news is that further education, access to quality medical care and healthy lifestyle choices can help decrease the impact of stroke. We intend to convey that message throughout our presentation.”
There is no cost to attend the event, and snacks, refreshments and giveaways will be available. For more information, please call Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James at 507-375-8602.