Osteoporosis and stroke screening set for Nov. 7

MEEKER I Residents in and around Meeker can be screened to reduce risks of a stroke or bone fracture as the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds will host Life Line Screening on Nov. 7. Four key points every person needs to know: Stroke is No. 3 cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability; […]

Osteoporosis, stroke screening set

MEEKER I Residents in and around Meeker can be screened to reduce risks of a stroke or bone fracture as the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds will host Life Line Screening on Nov. 7.

PMC offers stroke program

MEEKER I Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the nation, and the number three killer. It is estimated that 750,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke each year. Pioneers Medical Center is excited to introduce R.A.N.D.I. (Remote Access Neurological Diagnostic Instrument). R.A.N.D.I. is the latest addition to the PMC staff and the […]

Screenings coming to Meeker

MEEKER I Residents living in and around Meeker can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Life Line screenings will be held at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds on Oct. 17, 2012.

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings in Meeker

MEEKER I Residents living in and around Meeker can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds will host Life Line Screening on May 19. The site is located at 779 Sulphur Creek Rd. in Meeker.

Recognize stroke symptoms FAST

FAST stands for face, arms, speech and time, and is being used as part of a campaign by the Stroke Awareness Foundation to educate the public about warning signs of stroke and seek proper medical services immediately. If you think someone is having a stroke, call 9-1-1, especially if the person has trouble with these […]

With a little help from her friends

Dee Cox (right), with Suzan Pelloni, wore her hair over her eye to hide a drooping eyelid after she suffered a debilitating stroke in 2008. Although she still has some side effects from the stroke, she credits the support and care she received from friends and family in Meeker with much of her recovery and says she wouldn’t “change living in Meeker for anything in the world.”

MEEKER I When 47-year-old Dee Cox suffered a debilitating stroke in 2008, she was tempted to give up hope. Three and a half years later, she credits a large part of her recovery to the love and support she received from the Meeker community.