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Mercy Hospital Offers Free Health Screenings During Stroke Awareness Health Fair on October 16

September 30, 2010

Simple tests help determine risk factors for stroke, diabetes and heart disease

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, a New York State Designated Stroke Center, will hold a Stroke Awareness Health Fair on Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Main Conference Room of the hospital, located at 565 Abbott Road in Buffalo.

The event is free and open to the public. The Stroke Awareness Fair will feature free health screenings, including carotid ultrasound (Stroke), cholesterol, glucose (Diabetes), blood pressure, and BMI-Body Mass Index.

Free health information to learn more about the signs, symptoms and risk factors for stroke will also be available, along with healthy refreshments and diet and nutritional information.

During the event, physician specialists will be available for questions, including Peterkin Lee-Kwen, MD, medical director of the Mercy Hospital Stroke Center and Lee Guterman, PhD, MD, medical director of Catholic Health Stroke Services.

The event is sponsored by Catholic Health, with Western New York’s largest network of designated stroke centers; Siemens; Boehringer Ingelheim; and Allergan, Inc.

Free parking will be available in the Mercy Hospital Parking Ramp for those attending the Stroke Awareness Fair.

For more information, call HealthConnection at (716) 706-2112.

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