COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Doctors at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus spoke with guests about preventing a stroke.
The May 17 event featured several doctors on hand from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to speak to the public about how to prevent stroke and know its signs.
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.
Free health screenings were given to those who attended
"It's important for us to be able to educate everybody on what the signs and symptoms are, what to do if somebody is having a stroke, what we can do to treat it, and how to prevent it so that we can decrease the burden of that disability. May is stroke awareness month so this is kind of an effort to take advantage of the opportunity of national recognition of stroke," said Dr. Nojan Valadi, medical director of the stroke program at St. Francis.
This all happened in the Butler Pavilion at the hospital located off of Manchester Expressway.