Crouse Hospital will highlight National Stroke Month with a free educational seminar, “All About Stroke: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention,” on Wednesday, May 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stroke experts Sami Abdul Malak, MD, and James Yurdin, MD will discuss how to reduce the risk of disability or death from stroke and take action toward prevention. The formal presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with the doctors. The seminar—free and open to the public—will be held at the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave. Parking is also free in the Marley and Crouse Hospital garages. To register, call 472-2464.
Sami Abdul Malak, MD, and James Yurdi, MD, are board certified neurologists at Crouse Hospital. Yurdin serves as the Medical Director of the stroke program at Crouse, the area’s newest designated stroke center.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., ranking behind “diseases of the heart” and all forms of cancer, with someone suffering a stroke every 45 seconds. Stroke is also a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the U.S.