Northside Hospital offers free stroke screenings in May



ATLANTA — 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 health care professional.

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

The free screenings will take place:

May 7, 9 a.m. to noon

Northside Hospital Cherokee County Conference Center, 1130 Bluffs Parkway in Canton.

May 17, 9 a.m. to noon

Northside Hospital 980 Doctors’ Centre, Ground Floor, Auditorium, 980 Johnson Ferry Road in Atlanta.

May 24, 9 a.m. to noon

Northside Hospital-Forsyth Education Center, Third Floor, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive in Cumming.

Free parking is available at all three locations.

Appointments are required.

To register, call 404-845-5555 and press “0.”

FH 04-30-14

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