Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center Hosts Stroke Seminar

“Approximately 795,000 strokes occur every year in the United States,” said Dr. Raymond Grams, who directs Dixie Regional’s stroke care program. “Stroke is the leading cause of preventable disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the country. With this seminar, we hope to better educate the community about stroke symptoms, prevention and new treatments offered at Dixie Regional.”

When a person suffers a stroke, nearly 2 million neurons are lost every minute treatment is delayed, which means it is imperative to get to the hospital as soon as possible. A good way to remember the signs of stroke is by using the acronym BE FAST — balance, eyes, face, arm, speech and time. 

Dr. Grams, Dr. Steve Davis and Dr. Rusty Moore will all present at the seminar and answer any questions. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to RSVP call (435) 251-6808 or (435) 251-6812.

In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center will host a stroke seminar titled “Time is Brain” on Wednesday, May 10 from 9:30-11 a.m. at the SelectHealth Auditorium, 1424 E. Foremaster Drive, St. George. There is no charge.