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St. Bernards hosts stroke awareness luncheon

St. Bernard's hosted a luncheon Thursday to educate participants about strokes. St. Bernard's hosted a luncheon Thursday to educate participants about strokes.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -   According to the Center for Disease Control, strokes are the third leading cause of deaths in the United States.   St. Bernard's hosted a luncheon Thursday to educate participants about strokes.

Amanda McMillion, St. Bernard's Community Educator says, "There's a lot that you can do at home to help manage chronic diseases.  So, the key to management at home is education."

The luncheon was a part of the "Lunch and Learn" program made possible through a series of grants.  The focus of the luncheon was to teach people what to do if they were to have a stroke and ways to prevent strokes.

"One way is healthy eating." said Joanne Woodward, Program Coordinate for the St. Bernard's Health and Wellness Program. "Another is controlling your blood pressure, controlling your diabetes if you are diabetic, exercising and being aware of what your blood pressure is."

St. Bernard's will be hosting a series of health screenings at the Mall at Turtle Creek Saturday, June 2, from 9 am to 1 PM.  The next lunch will take place on June 28.

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