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Mobile, Ala. (August 7, 2003)
News ReleasesSA Stroke Center Joins National Stroke Association In Fight To Reduce Strokes In Alabama
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People who live along the Gulf Coast are twice as likely as the national average to die from a stroke or brain attack. Remarkably, up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

"Stroke prevention remains the best treatment of stroke and aggressive, ongoing public and professional education is essential in the fight to reduce stroke incidence," explained Richard Zweifler, M.D., medical director for the University of South Alabama Stroke Center and associate professor of neurology at the USA College of Medicine.

Realizing the importance of education in reducing the impact of stroke, the University of South Alabama Stroke Center along with the National Stroke Association will hold a media opportunity on Monday, August 4, 2003 at 10 a.m. at USA Medical Center to discuss the launching of a national multi-year stroke education campaign in the southeastern United States. The inaugural year's theme is Ask Your Doctor - Am I at Risk for Stroke? .

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