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URMC Expert on Stroke to Give Free Talk

Condition is the third leading cause of death in U.S.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Curtis Benesch, M.D., director of the Strong Stroke Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will give a free talk on “Treatment and Prevention of Stroke” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Hahnemann Club, 301 Stoutenburgh Lane, located on the campus of The Highlands at Pittsford, off of Route. 31, just east of the village Pittsford.

Benesch will discuss how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke, what to do when those symptoms occur and how to prevent a stroke in high-risk individuals. Also discussed will be the treatment of acute stroke and the many ways patients can decrease their risk.

Benesch is an expert on stroke and is involved in several studies on stroke prevention and treatment. He is involved in research that considers whether activated protein C might help to prevent damage to neurons after a stroke. He has also studied the use of warfarin in symptomatic intracranial disease.

“Treatment and Prevention of Stroke” is seventh in the nine-part health and wellness series, To Your Health!, presented by The Highlands at Pittsford and the University of Rochester Medical Center, to inspire and educate older adults about health issues specific to their needs. The programs are taught by URMC’s faculty of distinguished physicians and other providers affiliated with the Medical Center, including Strong Memorial Hospital, the Eastman Dental Center, Visiting Nurse Service and other affiliates of the Medical Center.

For more information, or to register, call (585) 275-2838.

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