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Samaritan physician to present stroke prevention program in Lincoln City

Dr. Richard Lafrance Samaritan seminar on strokes...

Dr. Richard Lafrance
Samaritan seminar on strokes…

Stroke happens when blood flow is cut off to an area of the brain, causing brain cells to die. However, a quick and coordinated response can reduce disability and even save a life.

To learn more about stroke, plan to attend the next Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies program to be presented Thursday, May 12, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital’s Health Professions Education Center, 3011 NE 28th St.

At the free seminar, Richard Lafrance, MD, of Samaritan Stroke Services will provide important information about how to prevent a stroke, recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke and what to do if a stroke is suspected. “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 samhealth.org/BeHealthy or call 1-855-873-0647 toll free to register for the Lincoln City session.

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 samhealth.org/Stroke.

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