Stroke Awareness & Prevention Fair

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Don't miss our Stroke Awareness & Prevention Fair!

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability. But stroke is largely preventable. Knowing your individual risk factors is essential to preventing stroke.

Stroke Facts

  • Each year 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke - that's an average of 1 every 40 seconds.
  • There are two broad categories of stroke: those caused by a blockage of blood flow and those caused by bleeding in to the brain.
  • The blockage of a blood vessel in the brain or neck, called ischemic stroke, is the most frequent cause of stroke and accounts for approximately 80% of strokes.
  • Risk factors for stroke include: age, gender, race, family history of stroke, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, heart disease, high cholesterol, physical inactivity and diabetes.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Free Activities, Healthy Snacks and Prizes!

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Complete our non-fasting cardiovascular risk assessment on site. One of our navigators will use the results to help you plan your agenda for this evening's activities that are most beneficial for you.

Diabetes Screening
Having diabetes or even blood sugar slightly above normal makes you 2 to 4 times more likely to get heart disease.

A nurse will quickly check your blood sugar and explain the results.

Pulmonary Risk Screening 

Having trouble kicking the habit? Our pulmonary rehabilitation staff will perform a pulmonary screen that is a simple breathing test that involves taking a deep breath and blowing out hard. Our staff will talk to you about the results of your test. Abnormal results will result in recommendation to follow up for further testing. Physician referrals will be available. Registration is required for this screening. 

Fall Risk Assessment

Meet the Pharmacist

Have a question regarding your medications?  Here is your opportunity to talk to a Pharmacist and get your questions answered.

Rehab Services

What is neuroplasticity and what part does it play in recovering from a stroke?  Come find out at our Rehab Station.  Also learn how to improve your balance utilizing the Wii® program.

Healthy Cooking Demonstrations

Be inspired and motivated by our heart-healthy recipes prepared by our award-winning chef.  Sample the finished products and take home the recipes to serve at home.

Nutrition Counseling

Visit our nutrition table staffed by Registered Dietitians for fun and heart-healthy nutrition activities and personalized recommendations.

Smoking Cessation

Having trouble kicking the habit? Find out the most effective ways to quit smoking.

CPR Demonstration

Learn how to do effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation with our ‘Sim Man’ simulator and ‘Resusci Anne training’ mannequin.

Balance Evaluation - Wii

Prizes

If you visit at least ten of the stations at the event and get your passport initialed, you will be entered into a drawing for a FitBit, AHA cookbook, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center branded blanket, CPR class or a 30-day gym membership at our Fitness First gym.

Emergency-Call 911

Meet with our Emergency Department staff and learn when and why to call 911. What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and what to expect in the Emergency Department

Blood Donor Center

Find out about our onsite blood donor center and how donating blood can be a healthy thing to do.

 

American Heart Association

May is American Stroke Month. Representatives from the American Heart Association will be onsite to provide information on stroke prevention and support activities.

Advanced Directives

Do you have one?  Do you know what it is?  Come find out the importance of having an Advance Directive and how it can work for you and your family if you are ever hospitalized.

Check Your Benefits
Not sure if your insurance plan covers preventative screenings?  New to the area and want to find a physician/plan active at Saddleback Memorial?  We can help.

Stroke Lecture Series

5PM: “Stoke: What You Need to Know” presented by Kiet Loc, MD

6PM: “New Technologies in Neurosurgical Interventions” presented by Radoslav I. Raychev, MD followed by stroke survivor stories.
 

Convenient Scheduling of Other Health Services

We can also help you schedule your DEXA bone scan, mammogram, nutrition counseling, comprehensive wellness physical, well-woman exam, immunizations, and help you enroll in our cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab, or diabetes self management program. We'll work with you to get any necessary orders from your doctor.

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