PHCS News

Stroke Risk Assessments and Screenings During National Stroke Awareness Month in May

May 7, 2009

Princeton, NJ - In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, Princeton HealthCare System is pleased to present free programs on Sunday, May 17 and Sunday, May 31, focused on creating awareness of the symptoms and risk factors for stroke.

Assessments and screenings will take place at the following locations:

  • Sunday, May 17, 1 to 3 p.m.
    Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
    21 Reverend William Powell Drive
    Hightstown, New Jersey
  • Sunday, May 31, 9 to 11 a.m.
    Mt. Pisgah AME Church
    170 Witherspoon Street
    Princeton, New Jersey

University Medical Center at Princeton, a unit of PHCS, is a state-designated Primary Stroke Center and is committed to lowering the stroke risk for all members of the community. A stroke can happen at any time and any age; however, African-Americans are at a greater risk, especially if they have poorly controlled blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Health professionals from Princeton HealthCare System will help determine your risk for stroke by:

  • Conducting a medical history
  • Taking your pulse and blood pressure
  • Checking your glucose and cholesterol levels
  • Performing a carotid bruit screening (listening to blood flow in the neck using a stethoscope)

Participants will have the opportunity to review their results and develop an action plan to reduce their risk. These programs are registered with the American Stroke Association.

These programs are free and registration is required. Please register online at www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1.888.897.8979.