The Livingston Health Department, in conjunction with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, will offer a free Stroke Risk Assessment Screening on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the Livingston Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave., Craft Room 1.
Each year, about 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A stroke occurs either when blood clots or particles block blood vessels to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.
While there are some risk factors that cannot be controlled, such as age and race/ethnicity, others can be controlled. Lifestyle changes such as increased physical activity, healthier eating, and efforts to control high blood pressure can all help decrease your stroke risk.
The Stroke Risk Assessment Screening on May 9 at the Livingston Senior/Community Center is free and will help you understand your risk of having a stroke and what you can do to lower it. The screening will test blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose and will include a brief nursing consultation.
Registration for the screening is required. For questions, or to pre-register, please contact Jessica or Melissa at 973-535-7961 ext. 227 or 228.
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