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Stroke Prevention to be the Focus of Free CMHS Seminar on Aug. 13

Ojai, California, 07/14/2016

The recognition and prevention of stroke, the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the number one cause of disability, will be focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Safwan Alboiny, M.D., who specializes in stroke neurology, will lead the seminar that will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the banquet room of the Soule Park Golf Course, 1033 E. Ojai Ave.

While every year 795,000 Americans suffer strokes, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Dr. Alboiny will discuss stroke risk factors as well as recognition and prevention, including medications, procedures and healthy lifestyle choices.

Dr. Alboiny received his medical degree from the University of Damascus Medical School in Damascus, Syria. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Damascus and a neurology residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Alboiny is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as the Syrian Board of Internal Medicine.

Registration is free but reservations are required. Visit or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800/838-3006.

Future Speaker Series events include: Neck Pain seminar on Aug. 30 at the Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard and Hyperbaric Medicine seminar on Sept. 27 at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura.