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UPMC to Host Stroke Awareness Events and Screenings


May is National Stroke Awareness Month, intended to educate the nation and spread awareness about stroke prevention, symptom recognition and recovery. In observation of National Stroke Awareness Month, several UPMC hospitals are offering educational events and stroke screenings throughout the region.

According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the No. 1 cause of adult disability. Fortunately, 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. Stroke screening tests are designed to detect conditions that increase the risk of stroke. Screenings are often administered to people without present symptoms, but who may be vulnerable to certain diseases or conditions.

For questions about the following public events, please call 412-647-8080. For more information about stroke, visit

UPMC Presbyterian

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 11; Friday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 23: UPMC Stroke Institute staff members will distribute information and educational materials regarding stroke in the UPMC Presbyterian Cafeteria, 200 Lothrop Street.

UPMC Shadyside

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 18: a stroke screening event will take place in the Herberman Conference Center, 2nd floor, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5150 Centre Ave.

UPMC St. Margaret

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 23: educational materials about stroke will be displayed in the UPMC St. Margaret Cafeteria, 815 Freeport Rd.

UPMC Passavant

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, May 18: UPMC Passavant will offer blood pressure screenings at State Representative Jane Orie’s Senior Expo at the Community College of Allegheny County, North Campus, 8701 Perry Highway.

UPMC Bedford Memorial

10 a.m., Monday, May 14: an educational program on stroke will be presented by Amy Roose, R.N., B.S.N., M.H.A., unit director of the emergency department, UPMC Bedford Memorial, at the Bedford Senior Center, 203 S. Richard St.

UPMC Northwest

Throughout the month of May, UPMCNorthwest is offering stroke screenings:

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, Courtyard Conference Room, ground floor, UPMC Northwest, 100 Fairfield Dr., Seneca, Pa.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, May 14, Adagio Health Venango, 3292 State Route 257, Seneca, Pa.
7:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 15, Tionesta Lions Health Fair at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 112 Bridge St., Tionesta, Pa.
9 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 25, Courtyard Conference Room, ground floor, UPMCNorthwest, 100 Fairfield Dr., Seneca, Pa.


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