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Memorial Medical Center to Host Free Stroke Seminar

Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on stroke on Tuesday, May 15, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).

The program, “Time is Brain: Stroke Prevention, Intervention and Recovery,” begins at 6 p.m. with a panel discussion led by five physicians followed by a question-and-answer session.

The physicians are Dr. Nicole Florence, an internal medicine physician with Memorial Physician Services-Koke Mill; Dr. David Gelber, who specializes in neurology and rehabilitative medicine with Springfield Clinic; Dr. Douglas Hood, a vascular surgeon with SIU Medicine; Dr. Sajjad Mueed, a neurologist with SIU Medicine; and Dr. Casey Muehle, an interventional radiologist with Clinical Radiologists.

Before the panel discussion, at 5 p.m., participants can take advantage of free health screenings for balance, blood pressure and aneurysms. Information will be available about home health assistive devices, nutrition, heart health and modifiable risk factors for stroke.

The program will be in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium on the MCLI's first floor.  The MCLI is at 228 W. Miller St., at the southeast corner of Rutledge and Miller streets. Free parking is available in the parking garage south of the MCLI at Rutledge and Carpenter streets. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

To register, visit MemorialMedical.com/Events or call 217-788-3333.

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