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Learn About Preventing and Treating Stroke at Free Be Stroke Smart Seminar

Willowbrook, TX - 11/20/2013

Stroke can happen to anyone, but up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by working with a health care professional to reduce personal risk1. Members of the community are invited to learn about their chances of having a stroke and how to prevent and treat one at the free Be Stroke Smart screening and lecture with Amy Naquin-Chapel, M.D., neurologist. The event will be hosted by Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital on Tuesday, December 10 in the Conference Center on the hospital campus at 18220 State Highway 249. The free screening starts at 5:00 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. To make a reservation, call 281.737.2500.

The event is sponsored by the Khurana Endowed Fellowship in loving memory of Swadesh Khurana, who passed away suddenly from a stroke in 2007. To honor her legacy, the Khurana family provided philanthropic support to advance stroke care, research and education at the hospital. Their gift enabled Houston Methodist Willowbrook to become a certified stroke center and provide continuing stroke education to the Northwest Houston community.

Learn about the chances of having a stroke and how to prevent and treat one at the free Be Stroke Smart screening and lecture.

Stroke is the third most common cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Common signs of a stroke include face drooping, arm weakness and speech difficulty. Other symptoms may include sudden confusion, numbness or weakness of the leg, problems with vision, trouble walking, dizziness, loss of coordination, and severe headache for no known reason. If anyone has any of these signs of a stroke, immediately call 911 or emergency medical services.

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About Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist. The facility opened on December 18, 2000. The campus has expanded in Northwest Houston to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the community.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women’s & Children’s Pavilion. Utilizing the latest research and state-of-the-art technology, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has become the leader in orthopedic care in Northwest Houston. For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook campus, please visit houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook.

To find a physician, call 281-737-2500.

1 http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=PREVENT