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Neurology Supports "National Wear Red Day"

Neurology Supports "National Wear Red Day"

Neurology participated in the American Heart Association “National Wear Red Day” on Friday February 6, 2015 to help bring attention to the epidemic of heart disease our nation faces. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans die of heart disease and stroke. Many of the patients we care for in Neurology have suffered a stroke which can lead to significant disability, such as paralysis, speech difficulties and emotional problems, but we are striving to change that. Eighty percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes which begins with awareness.
Neurology team members showed their support and wore red this Friday as a symbol of our battle against heart disease and stroke. Neurology team members pictured left to right: Tiffany Williams, Dr. Saisikanth Gorantla, Felicia Hill, Dr. John DeToledo, Brandy Gilbreath, Sandra Owen, Michelle Grummitt, Julia Delossantos, Evelyn Silvas, Vicki Perez, Linda Scott, Fredrick Ramirez, Joel Hernandez