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Your health is in your hands: Learn to prevent a stroke

Join Richard Lafrance, MD, and AmieJoe Roper, RN, of Samaritan Stroke Services for important information about how to prevent a stroke, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke and what to do if you think a stroke is happening.

“A stroke can be debilitating or deadly, but you can significantly reduce your chances of having a stroke by making simple lifestyle changes,” said LaFrance. “If you have concerns about stroke or a history of stroke in your family, you will not want to miss this seminar.”

Heart-healthy refreshments will be provided.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Visit or call 1-855-873-0647 toll free to register for one of the following seminars:

Thursday, May 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
Education Conference Room

Wednesday, May 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Samaritan Albany General Hospital
Third floor conference rooms A & B

The Samaritan Stroke Services team of specialists includes emergency room doctors, neurologists, nurses, speech language specialists and many others who work together to stop and reverse the damaging effects of a stroke.  For more information about Samaritan Stroke Services, call 541-768-6737, or visit