Rehab Insights is a weekly blog written by Burke Rehabilitation professionals to offer practical information for patients, families and the community. It's goal is to educate the reader on relevant topics in rehabilitation, general health and wellness.

What is a Stroke?

May 13, 2016

Did you know: someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds? While that’s a sobering statistic, there is some good news: About 80% of strokes are preventable, according to the American Stroke Association.

Burke aims to educate the community on stroke prevention and staying healthy. But it's important to know what stroke is--and the signs to watch for in case someone you love is having a stroke. Here's a must-know overview:

In honor of Stroke Awareness Month in May, Burke is offering a free blood pressure screening to the community. It will be taking place in the Wood Lobby of Burke’s main hospital building (Building #7) on the White Plains campus on May 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  

There, you’ll be able to have your blood pressure checked and speak with representatives from Burke’s stroke program on ways to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy.

Learn more about Burke's inpatient stroke program and find out about more events happening in the community on Burke's website

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