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Published on December 31, 2014

Learn about stroke prevention, care at community event Jan. 13

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The public is invited to learn about stroke prevention, risk factors and emergency care at a free educational and health event Tuesday, Jan. 13, in Georgetown.

Stroke care nurses and dietitians from Georgetown Hospital System are teaming up with stroke care specialists at MUSC Health to present “Stroke Prevention Night” from 6- 8 p.m. at the Georgetown High School auditorium.

Health care specialists will offer free blood pressure checks and screenings for risk factors and provide information on stroke prevention, healthy lifestyle choices, symptoms, local emergency care and treatment options.

Registration for the event, presented by Georgetown Hospital System and the primary stroke centers at Georgetown Memorial and Waccamaw Community hospitals, is not required.

Georgetown High School is located at 2500 Anthuan Maybank Drive. For more information, call Brooke Reidel, stroke program coordinator at Waccamaw Community Hospital, at 843-652-1048.

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. With three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is helping people across the Tidelands region live better lives through better health.