Deadline Thursday for stroke program

JASPER — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is partnering with the University of Louisville and Vascular Neurologist Jignesh Shah, M.D., to present Let’s Fight Strokes! from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Arnold F. Habig Center, 1301 St. Charles St. A free dinner will be provided.

Dr. Shah will discuss stroke signs and symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for a basic understanding of strokes. At the end of this presentation, people will be able to identify a stroke and have an understanding of what to expect when a stroke occurs.

Dr. Shah is the director of teleneurology services and assistant professor at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Memorial Hospital partners with the University of Louisville’s Department of Neurology to provide teleneurology services to local communities.

To preregister for the program, go online to and click on “Classes and Events” or call Memorial Hospital’s Marketing Department at 812-996-2352. Deadline to register is Thursday, Oct. 10.

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