Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. It attacks about 795,000 Americans each year and kills more than 137,000 of them.
Two important pieces in the battle against stroke-related death and disability are becoming familiar with reversible risk factors, as well as knowing what to do when a stroke is already occurring.
To help educate the public in both of these areas, Skiff Medical Center will host a lunch and learn about stroke at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Skiff Inservice Room. The panel of experts who will be presenting include Dr. Tariq Mallick, emergency room physician and medical director at Skiff Medical Center; physical therapist Jayne Goos; occupational therapist Mary Loe; and speech therapist Emily Meier.
Free lunch will be provided to all attendees, along with a complimentary color-changing water bottle printed with the signs of stroke.
Call (641) 787-3070 by Friday to register.