COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - May is National Stoke Month and Piedmont Columbus Regional would like to take you on a 'Walk in the Brain.'
Kelli Brennan, Director of Neuroscience at Piedmont Columbus Regional, stopped by News Leader 9 to explain an interesting approach to examining these often-times life-altering episodes.
Brennan says that they want to highlight to the community that strokes occur in the brain, not the heart, as is the common misconception.
She also says that an easy way to describe a stroke is to imagine that the arteries in the brain are like pipes that either clog up or burst.
To highlight this to the community, Piedmont Columbus Regional is bringing out a brain that community members can walk through, seeing the anatomy, arteries, and clots as well posters to give other information about seizures and how the brain works.
There will also be medical staff on hand to talk about the signs and symptoms of strokes.
The brain will be outside on the 1000 block of Broadway Saturday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
You can see Brennan's full interview in the video above.