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UPMC East to Host Alive & Well Presentation ‘Understanding Stroke: From Prevention to Treatment’

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WHAT: UPMC East presents discussion about the different types, causes and symptoms of strokes — plus the latest on stroke prevention and medical treatment. Blood pressure screenings will be available.


Registration is required. To register, call 412-357-3700 or visit


WHY: Stroke happens fast — and can a¬ffect anyone, at any age. According to the National Stroke Association, it’s a leading cause of death and disability in America, yet up to 80 percent of all strokes are preventable.


WHO: Andrew Levin, M.D., neurologist


WHEN: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5


  • 5:30 p.m. – Free health screening and light refreshments
  • 6 p.m. – Presentation 


WHERE: UPMC East, Conference Center A, B, and C, Ground Level, 2775 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, Pa., 15146.


Note to Media: To cover this event, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Madison Brunner at or 412-335-6038.