Local residents can get a sneak preview Saturday, Feb. 2, of what medical experts at the International Stroke Conference will hear the following week.
Kyle Ogle, the Stroke Center coordinator at Alton Memorial Hospital, will be speaking at the 21st annual AMH Heart-Stroke Fair, which will be from 8:30-noon Saturday, Feb. 2, in the lobby, conference rooms and cafeteria. The Heart-Stroke Fair is free to attend, but registration is requested. Please call 1-800-392-0936 to register for the fair.
In addition to visiting tables to learn about the latest information, tools and tests to keep you healthier, you can hear Kyle’s presentation at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria meeting room. He will be flying to Honolulu the next day to speak at the International Stroke Conference.
Additionally, free health screenings will be offered, including blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. The cholesterol screening will include a full lipid panel with glucose -- total, HDL and LDL cholesterol with ratio and triglycerides. You should be fasting after midnight for this screening. You must make an appointment for the cholesterol screenings when you call to register for the fair.
Pictured above: Kyle Ogle