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Northside Hospital offers free stroke screenings

by Emme Raus

April 09, 2013

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month in May, Northside Hospital is offering free screenings to determine risk for stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Screenings will be offered at the hospital's campuses in Atlanta, Cherokee and Forsyth.

The comprehensive screenings will be administered by health care professionals and will include a risk assessment, blood pressure reading, total cholesterol (HDL, ratio of TC/HDL), glucose, a limited number of carotid ultrasounds and a one-on-one consultation with a healthcare professional.

Sleep apnea screenings and smoking cessation counseling also will be offered at the Forsyth screening.

The screenings are free, but registration is required. Contact 404-845-5555 and press "0" to schedule an appointment.
Free stroke screenings will be:

• 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, May 11

Northside Hospital-Forsyth

1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming

Education Center, 3rd Floor

• 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22

Northside Hospital Cherokee County Conference Center

1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton

• 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, May 25

Northside Hospital 980 Doctors’ Centre

980 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta

Ground Floor, Auditorium