Raising Stroke Awareness In The Valley

 People in Fargo speak up about strokes.
Essentia Heath hosted its second annual Stroke Awareness Luncheon.

At the event stroke survivors and any member from the community could come to learn more about the risk factors, prevention and treatment for the disease.

According to one stroke coordinator, Essentia Health has the most advanced stroke team in the region.
“It helps engage the community to know their risk factors are for stroke, so they can modify some of those risk factors to help prevent stroke from ever happening,” said Essentia Stroke Coordinator Ahren Dosch.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.