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Free seminar on strokes Nov. 16

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. When it’s a stroke, delays in treatment can lead to loss of brain function . . . or worse.

New technology will soon be available at Parkland Health Center through their partnership with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University that will speed of the process of accessing and treating stroke patients.

Washington University Neurologist Dr. Renee B. Van Stavern, MD will speak at a free seminar on stroke on Tuesday at the Farmington Civic Center. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

At the seminar, you will learn about a new clot-busting drug that for some, if given early in the attack, reduces the chance symptoms of stroke, such as paralysis and speech problems. You will also have the chance to experience a demonstration of new telemedicine technology being introduced at Parkland Health Center in coming weeks.

While the session is free, registration is required.  You can register for the class by calling 314-867-3627, or toll free 866-867-3627.

Parkland Health Center is part of BJC HealthCare which also includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine.  For additional information about Parkland Health Center, please call (573) 756-6451 or the physician finder service at (573) 431-3338 or visit


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