May is Stroke Month: Save the dates for these Casper events

By Kristy Bleizeffer Apr 26, 2016

May is American Stroke Month – and for good reason. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. One in every three strokes occur in people younger than 65. 

Wyoming Medical Center and Wyoming Neurologic Associates will host a series of events throughout May to raise stroke awareness.

Keep your eyes peeled for information on the annual Stride Out Stroke 5K walk/run. This year’s race will be in July. We’ll keep you posted! 

Stroke talk

Who is most at risk for stroke? Could you tell if someone you loved was having a stroke? David Wheeler, M.D., Ph.D., will present “Brain Attack: Surviving a Stroke,” a free public talk which will help you recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke and teach you how to react. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

Dr. Wheeler is a neurologist at Wyoming Neurologic Associates in Casper and is the director of Wyoming Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center. He will also explain why prevention is the best treatment. For more information, call (855) 39-BRAIN.

  • When: Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 6
  • Where: Natrona County Public Library
  • Cost: Free

Free stroke screening

Are you at risk for stroke? Get a free risk assessment by Drs. David B. Wheeler, Oliver Jeffery and Alana Cozier, neurologists Wyoming Neurologic Associates and Wyoming Medical Center. They will answer your stroke questions, no appointment is necessary.

If desired, blood draws for health screenings are available beforehand through Professional Lab Services, 419 S. Washington St. Suite 202, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $20. Doctors can review your results at the screening.

  • When: 8 a.m. to noon , Saturday, May 7
  • Where: Natrona County Senior Center
  • Cost: Free