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Good Samaritan Offering Free Stroke Screenings In May

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month and Good Samaritan is doing their part to prevent stroke by offering free screenings to the community. These screenings will be on Tuesday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET) at Good Samaritan in the Charles C. Hedde, MD Health Education Center.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and up to 80% of them can be prevented. “We are happy to once again offer these free screenings to our community,” said Susan Yochum, Wellness Coordinator at Good Samaritan. “Stroke month is the perfect time to raise awareness about stroke, and also educate everyone about the signs, symptoms and risk factors for stroke.”

During the screening, attendees will visit multiple booths offering different tests. These tests include; blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), lipid profile, A1C, carotid artery screening and atrial fibrillation. Educators, registered nurses and a dietician will also be offering valuable information and hand-outs describing the different ways to decrease the risk of stroke.

Appointments are required for the screenings. Those interested in making an appointment can go online and register at or call Community Health at 812-885-8753.