Visit at the National Stroke Association’s Virtual Health Fair on January 19, 2011

UPDATE: The live sessions at the Virtual Health Fair have been saved and you can watch them, and visit the booths, through April 19, 2011, at

Dallas, TX, January 18, 2011 — is participating in the National Stroke Association’s first annual Virtual Health Fair on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. Registration is free, but space is limited. Visit to learn more and register, and then attend the live event on January 19.

The Virtual Health Fair is open to anyone interested in stroke prevention and recovery. It will be set up like a local health fair you might attend at a community center or hospital – except you attend from the convenience of your computer.

You’ll be able to:

  • Learn about advocacy, how to talk to your doctor, and mobility and intimacy issues after stroke.
  • Hear from experts and survivors with practical prevention and recovery tips.
  • Browse online booths for downloadable information and prizes.
  • Learn how to raise awareness and inspire others to become stroke champions.

The live day will be recorded and available on demand through April 19, 2011. Space is limited, so read more and register now!

Stroke Facts:

  • Someone dies of stroke every four minutes.1 
  • Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by managing risk factors for stroke with the help of a healthcare professional.2 
  • Stroke is the third leading cause of death.3 
  • Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds.4 
  • Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability.5 
  • U.S. women are twice as likely to die from stroke as breast cancer each year.6 
  • Public knowledge of stroke risk factors in the U.S. has not improved in recent years.7 


2 Gorelick PB. Arch Neurol. 1995 Apr;52(4):347-55.

3 NCHS mortality data

4 American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2010 Update. Dallas, Texas: American Heart Association; 2010.

5 SIPP; MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep.

6 National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol 57, No 14, April 17, 2009

7 Kleindorfer D, et al. Temporal trends in public awareness of stroke. Stroke. 2009;40:2502-2506.