Free Stroke Screenings from GW Hospital
Free stroke screenings will be offered to the public during the first week of May, which is National Stroke Awareness Month. Screenings are provided by The George Washington University Hospital, GW Medical Faculty Associates and The George Washington University Medical Center.
When: Friday, May 10, 2013
Time: 8 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Where: 900 23rd St. NW, outside the Foggy Bottom Metro Station on the GW Plaza
Known as the silent killer, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of disability for older adults. Physicians and nurses will provide free stroke-risk evaluations and important information to help lower stroke risk and save lives.
Stroke screenings can be extremely beneficial for adults 45 and older — particularly those who have had a stroke previously, are male, overweight, of African-American descent, or suffer from high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
The event will happen rain or shine and registration is not required. For more information, call 1-888-4GW-DOCS.