A free stroke awareness event in Leonardtown, Maryland aims to educate the public about stroke symptoms, prompt action, and prevention, emphasizing the criticality of seeking emergency treatment promptly for better outcomes.
A stroke awareness event will take place on Thursday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Mary’s County Health Hub in Leonardtown, Maryland. The event aims to educate the public about stroke symptoms and the importance of quick action in emergencies. MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Health Department, will provide information on stroke signs, prevention tips, and offer free blood pressure screenings. The event also addresses potential barriers to care, such as lack of transportation. Stroke coordinator Jennifer Sams emphasized the importance of seeking emergency treatment promptly to minimize lasting impairments, and healthcare providers stress the criticality of recognizing stroke signs for a better chance of a positive outcome.