Stroke Risk Assessment Screening Offered In September

The Livingston Health Department in conjunction with St. Barnabas Medical Center is offering a free stroke risk assessment screening on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Livingston Senior/Community Center in Craft room 1.
About 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. A stroke occurs when either blood clots or particles block blood vessels to the brain or a blood vessel in the brain bursts. While there are some risk factors for a stroke that one can’t control such as age and race/ethnicity, there are many risk factors one can control which can reduce the risk of ever having a stroke. Making lifestyle changes
such as being more physically active, eating healthier and controlling high blood pressure, can all help with reducing the risk of having a stroke.
The upcoming stroke risk assessment screening on Sept. 27 will help participants understand their risk and what they can do to lower that risk of having a stroke. The screening will include blood pressure, cholesterol screening, blood glucose and brief nursing consultation. Registration for the screening is required. For questions or to pre-register, contact Jessica or Melissa at 973-535-7961 ext. 227 or 228.

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