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News Room: Press Releases

Virtua offers stroke screenings on Tuesday, May 3

Because stroke victims rarely call 911, it is important to educate people about the warning symptoms of stroke and the need to call 911.

Did you know that up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, yet it is expected that nearly 800,000 people in the United States will have a stroke this year? The majority of those who survive a stroke will need some form of rehabilitation in their recovery process. This May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness about important stroke facts to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke.

Virtua is taking a lead from National Stroke Association and striving to educate patients and employees to stop stroke by reducing their risks.

Virtua will host a pair of free stroke screenings on Tuesday, May 3, in recognition of Stroke Awareness Month at the following locations: