‘Time is Brain’; Intermountain Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute hosts stroke seminar

ST. GEORGE — Approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year, and it is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, the Intermountain Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute will host a stroke seminar titled “Time is Brain” on Friday from 2-4 p.m. at the SelectHealth Auditorium in St. George.

When a person suffers a stroke, time is brain. Approximately 40 percent of all Americans cannot correctly identify one warning sign of stroke, and the Intermountain Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute wants to change that. In advance of the seminar, Dixie Regional Neurology and Stroke Medical Director and neurologist, Dr. Luciana De Saibro, has offered the following stroke symptoms and advice:

Stroke symptoms include sudden numbness or weakness of the leg, sudden confusion or trouble understanding, sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, sudden severe headache with no known cause. When someone is having a stroke, immediately call 911 and check the time so you’ll be able to tell the doctor when the first symptoms appeared.

De Saibro will be one of the presenters at Time is Brain on Friday. Neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Fox and physiatrist Dr. Rusty Moore will also present at the seminar in an effort to better inform the community about stroke prevention, symptoms and treatment.

Event details

  • What: “Time is Brain” stroke seminar presented by Intermountain Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute
  • When: Friday, May 6, from 2-4 p.m.
  • Where: SelectHealth Auditorium, 1424 E. Foremaster Drive, St. George
  • Admission: Free to the public

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