Different Strokes for Women – May 18th in Suffolk

Different Strokes for Women is designed as a forum for women to interact with health care providers to discover the breaking news on how to screen for, prevent and treat stroke and other related diseases.  It continues in the tradition of Spirit of Women programming developed for the past six years, aimed at empowering women to take charge of their health and act!  Different Strokes for Women is focused on the latest advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke, and especially how the disease may manifest itself differently in women and how there may be disparities in the treatment and outcome of the disease in women.

Bon Secours for Women events, Different Strokes for Women will also include important free health screenings for women, as well as complementary lectures, activities and/or exhibits that entertain, inspire and foster friendship and communication among women.

Based on participant feedback, a panel format for the medical lecture will once again be used, discussing the various dimensions described above, and ensuring the holistic approach of Bon Secours – providing everyone with exceptional, personalized care.

Date: May 18th, 2010

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Harbour View

5921 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk VA  23435

Register online for this and other important stroke events.


5:30 pm: Event opens for screenings and all activities

7:00 pm: Welcome from emcee

7:05 pm Medical Panel Lecture

8:25 pm: Q&A session

8:50 pm: Wrap up and Door Prize drawings (must be present to win)

9:00 pm: Adjournment

Lecture: Risk & Prevention
In this lecture we’ll be focusing on risk factors for stroke, especially those that are unique to women.
The latter includes loss of estrogen, migraine headache sufferers, pregnancy, and use of birth control.
We’ll also discuss how to prevent strokes from happening altogether.


  • Maryview Medical Center:  Dr. Kelly McDonald
  • Mary Immaculate Hospital:  Dr. Paul Hiotellis
  • Depaul Medical Center:  Dr. Stokes Kirkland
  • Maryview Medical Center:  Dr. Ed Skillen
  • Depaul Medical Center:  Dr. Marie Holland

Please plan to come early and participate in these free health screenings

  • Written stroke assessment
  • A non-invasive ultrasound of your carotid
  • Blood pressure screenings performed by RehabCare

We’ll be serving heart-healthy snacks giving gifts just for attending including matchbook-sized first aid kits, pill boxes, band-aids, pens, brain-shaped stress relievers and brain-shaped key chain holders

Attendees will be eligible for wonderful door prizes like massages, gift baskets, wheeled coolers and Target gift cards.

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