October 22: Siruno Stroke Prevention Program
The Siruno Stroke Prevention Program was created in honor of Dr. Cesar Siruno, a long time and much admired General Surgeon at Cary Medical Center. Dr. Siruno was a strong believer in health promotion and prevention. The Siruno family established the Stroke Prevention Program as a tribute to Dr. Siruno and to carry on his legacy. Mrs. Siruno, who was a registered nurse, said that she hoped the fund would help prevent families from experiencing the tragedy of major stroke that her family had endured. Working with the Jefferson Cary Foundation, a nonprofit public foundation based at Cary Medical Center, the Siruno family established a permanent endowment that over the past decade has offered annual professional education, community health promotion, health screenings and other initiatives focused on the prevention of stroke. Thanks to this project and the work of other organizations, the incidence of Stroke and Stroke related mortality in Northern Maine is on the decline. Siruno Stroke Prevention Program coordinator, Nancy Holmquist recently shared about some of the work that is accomplished through this generous fund.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to major health issues including stroke. Join the PreventT2 program today and learn to make lifestyle changes that can help you prevent type 2 diabetes.
Our Siruno Stroke Prevention Program will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6PM in Caribou. At this session, you will learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program that will be launching in early 2021. For more information or to register to attend the information session, please call Judy at 207.498.1112.
Back in February, Siruno Stroke Prevention Program coordinator, Nancy Holmquist sat down with Bethany Zell of Healthy You to discuss some “Dos and Don’ts” for blood pressure measurement. Did you know that if you have a full bladder when you get your blood pressure taken it can cause your systolic blood pressure measurements to increase 10 to 15mmHg? Find all this and more by watching the video below to find out how YOU can help as a consumer to get the most reliable and accurate blood pressure reading.