This first discussion will be led by Dr. Rusty Moore, medical director of the acute rehabilitation unit at Dixie Regional Medical Center. Dr. Moore is a dynamic speaker with an extensive background in helping people recover from the devastating effects of stroke. He will discuss how controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels can help prevent strokes.
A second installment in the series is planned for Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Foremaster Auditorium and will feature Curt Walker, Ph.D., a human anatomy professor at Dixie State College. Walker will discuss the effects stroke has on the human brain and anatomy. The presentation will include a real human brain for visual learning and a hands-on activity.
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies from a stroke every four minutes; and about 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. To learn more about this lecture series, call (435) 773-1418.