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May 3, 2012–Going Beyond Medications To Reduce Stroke Risk - Archived
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May 3, 2012–(Mobile) There’s a wide variety of medications available to address stroke prevention, but what else can folks do to reduce their stroke risk? You can find out at the next South Alabama Regional Stroke Support Group meeting. Dr. T. Elliott Foster, Chief Resident of Neurology in the USA College of Medicine, will talk about Non-Pharmacological Stroke Prevention from 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 in the USA Medical Center’s 10th floor dining room. The stroke support group meets the third Tuesday of each month.
“I’ll discuss what stroke patients can do, besides taking medicine, to decrease their risk for having a stroke,” Foster said. “Sometimes, we as physicians focus on prescribing medicine. It’s also important to tell patients what they can do, in addition to taking their medication, to help prevent stroke.”
Foster is a graduate of Spring Hill College and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He has also completed an internship in Internal Medicine in the USA College of Medicine.
In addition to Foster’s talk, the meeting will feature a healthy meal and door prizes. Reservations are requested and can be made by e-mailing abeasley@usouthal.edu or calling 471-7752.
USA Medical Center is the Mobile area’s first “Gold Plus” Performance Achievement Award recipient for stroke care, awarded by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Visit www.usahealthsystem.com and click on Medical Center for more information.

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