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Cape Girardeau hospital offering free stroke screening

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Saint Francis Healthcare System in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is offering free stroke screenings next month.

The hospital says it will host the screenings on Tuesday, May 3, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Fitness Plus Multipurpose Room (at Entrance 8, at 150 S. Mount Auburn Road) as part of its community education programming during National Stroke Awareness Month.

The screening includes a risk assessment, blood pressure, cholesterol testing and medical consultation. For accurate results, a 10- to 12-hour fast is required. The hospital advises you continue to take regularly prescribed medication and to drink water to avoid dehydration. To register for the upcoming stroke screening, call 573-331-3996.

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