Rusk Hosts Community Education & Screening Events for Stroke Awareness Month

Thu, 2013-05-09 08:27

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Men and women of all ages and every background are affected by this life-altering condition.

As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, Rusk Rehabilitation and the Comprehensive Stroke Care Center is offering a series of community health fairs and educational lectures. Learn what causes a stroke, how to reduce your risk, and the latest in stroke care from the experts at NYU Langone.

Educational & Research Health Fairs

Thursday, May 1611 am-2 pm • Lobby--Hospital for Joint Diseases (301 E. 17th St) Educational material & giveaways • blood pressure check • info about Rusk stroke rehab services

Friday, May 1711 am-2 pm • Farkas Breezeway--NYU Langone Medical Center (550 First Ave) • Free stroke risk screening and counseling session • blood pressure check • cholesterol test for first 30 attendees • educational material & giveaways • info about the continuum of stroke care at NYU Langone including Rusk Rehab, Critical Care, Integrative Health, Neuroscience, Stroke Research, and others

Thursday, May 3011 am-2 pm • Ambulatory Care Center (240 E. 38th St) • Educational material & giveaways • open house tour of Rusk’s Motor Recovery Research Laboratory from Lab Director, Dr. Preeti Raghavan (tour offered until 3 pm)

Community Lecture:  K{no}w Stroke—Risk, Prevention, and Care in All Ages and Communities

Friday, May 1712-1pm • Farkas Auditorium-NYU Langone Medical Center (550 First Ave)•  Physician experts will present on stroke risk factors in varying communities, prevention, treatment and recovery, followed by Q&A with the physicians and Rusk therapists.

Speakers: Keith Siller, MD, (Comprehensive Stroke Care Center); Olugbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH (Population Health); and Ira Rashbaum, MD (Rusk Stroke Rehab)

See the event streamed live in Loeb Auditorium, Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street or watch the live stream online at

Sunday, May 19 1:30-3:00 pm • Brooklyn—Bedford Stuyvesant/Crown Heights (e-mail for more info)

Presentations and Q&A with medical and rehab experts on stroke risk factors, prevention, treatment and recovery • educational material & giveaways

Speakers: Eva Mihovich, PhD (Rusk Neuropsychology) and Olajide Williams, MD (guest expert—stroke disparities)

Download the Stroke Awareness Month flyer or, for more information about these events, e-mail or call 212.263.0213.