Difference between mini-strokes, or TIAs, and strokes discussed at free Friday, June 19, seminar in Gladewater

Monday, June 8, 2009

You can hear answers to these and other questions during a free seminar from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Friday, June 19, at The Gardens of Gladewater Community Building, 108 Lee St. in Gladewater.

The seminar is sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

Wyn Andrews, MD, of UT Physicians of Gladewater, will define mini-strokes or transient ischemic attacks – TIAs – and explain their relationship to strokes.

He will describe the signs of a stroke and outline what to do if you think you’re having one.

He also will discuss stroke risk factors and offer practical advice on ways to lower your chances of having a stroke.

Dr. Andrews, who is board certified in family medicine, recently joined UT Physicians of Gladewater.

He has practiced family medicine for more than two decades and is certified in basic life support, advanced life support, and advanced trauma life support.

The health education seminar is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Refreshments will be provided.

To register, please call (903) 845-4398.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $10 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.

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