Free stroke screenings planned


TIPP CITY — Free stroke screenings will be offered by Premier Health in May.

Screenings in Miami County will be May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in SpringMeade Retirement Community, 4385 S. county Road 25A, Tipp City; and May 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Upper Valley Cardiology, 3006 N. county Road 25A, Troy.

The screenings will include a nonfasting finger-stick test for total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol) and blood sugar, as well as a blood pressure reading. In addition, a stroke nurse will listen to the neck blood vessels and counsel those found to be at risk.

No fasting is needed for these screenings. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call 866-608-3463.