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Learn more about stroke prevention at ‘Women Take Heart: Wine and Watercolor’ event presented by St. E.

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Strokes are the No. 1 cause of serious disability for adults and the fifth leading cause of death.
 
Individuals can reduce their risk of having a stroke by 80 percent through healthy lifestyle choices.

Maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and eating a well-balanced diet are things individuals can do daily to decrease their risk.

Gilbert Mark


 
It’s also important to recognize the warning signs: sudden numbness or weakness; confusion speaking or understanding speech; loss of balance or coordination; severe headache with no known cause; dizziness; and problems seeing in one or both eyes. These symptoms can be sudden and should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible.
 
St. Elizabeth Healthcare is hosting an event for women who are interested in learning more about stroke prevention on Wednesday, May 31 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger.
 
Women Take Heart: Wine and Watercolor pairs the latest in heart-health information for women from Dr. Mark Gilbert, cardiologist at St. Elizabeth Physicians, with a fun-filled evening led by Wine and Canvas.
 
The event is $25 per person and includes an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, appetizers and a step-by-step painting experience. Registration is required by Wednesday, May 17. For more information, call (859) 301-9355 (WELL).
 

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