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Over 1.65 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2015 and over 589,000 Americans will die from some type of cancer. It is the second leading cause of death, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths nationwide.* Another leading cause of death for Americans is stroke. On average, one American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. Each year more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke and almost 25% of these are in people who have had a previous stroke.**

That’s why the IASIS Healthcare team of medical professionals and Fox 13 are teaming up on May 21st to answer your questions about the signs, symptoms and treatment options for cancer and stroke. Our experts will inform you about the risk factors, what to do once you get a diagnosis and much, much more. PLUS, the first 200 callers will receive a FREE portion control lunchbox.

What is a stroke?
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. When a stroke occurs, brain cells in the immediate area begin to die because they no longer receive the oxygen and nutrients they need to function.

If you or your loved ones are experiencing any of the following stroke symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

For any questions you might have about your health, go to UtahER.com (*******LINK TO http://www.utaher.com*******) or call 1-866-431-WELL.

HealthFix is brought to you by IASIS Healthcare**, including:

Davis Hospital and Medical Center – http://www.davishospital.com
Davis Hospital Weber Campus – http://davishospitalroy.com/
Mountain Point Medical Center – http://www.mountainpointmedicalcenter.com/
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center – http://www.saltlakeregional.com/
South Bangerter Health Center – http://southbangerterhealthcenter.com/
Jordan Valley Medical Center – http://www.jordanvalleymc.com/
Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus – http://www.jordanvalleywest.com/

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 Disclaimer
*http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acspc-044552.pdf
** http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm
Portion control lunchboxes will be given away only to those who call into Health Fix on May 21, 2015. Available while supplies last. Only one per household. No cash value. Must be over 18 years old.
**The IASIS Healthcare and Fox 13 HealthFix Infothon program, and this webpage, provides general information. The information is not complete or comprehensive.
You should not rely on the information from the monthly HealthFix Infothon or this webpage as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or healthcare provider. Nothing contained on this webpage or provided by phone calls during the HealthFix Infothon should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider. If you’re experiencing a healthcare emergency, please call 911 or immediately see your physician.