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Stroke Awareness Day

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital hosts an annual Stroke Awareness Day each May.  Service providers and health care professionals provide information on stroke prevention, treatment options, recovery, rehabilitation and the caregiver’s role. Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings are available, along with information on smoking cessation, support groups, home care, medicine management and adaptive equipment for home use. Stroke Awareness Day is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Please call Lisa Edelstein, OT, Burke’s stroke program director, at (914) 597-2256 for more information.

As part of Stroke Awareness Month, we invite you to read about Joe and Karen, two of our stroke rehabilitation patients.

Stroke Facts

  • Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • About 133,000 people die each year from stroke in the U.S.
  • Stroke is the leading cause of serious disability in the U.S.
  • Each year,  2.6 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer a stroke.
  • Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds.
  • High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for stroke.
  • In Westchester County, 15 people per 1,000 are hospitalized due to stroke.