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Published on Feb 3, 2012
Meridian Health is proud to announce a partnership with Harry Carson as its celebrity spokesperson for stroke, concussion, and other neurological conditions. Harry Carson, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Captain of the New York Giants, is an advocate for concussion and stroke awareness and has partnered with Meridian Neuroscience as they offer the region's most complete line-up of neuroscience services for stroke, spine injuries, epilepsy, brain tumors, movement and memory disorders and more.
As part of its mission to improve the health of the community, Meridian conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment to help determine the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Recent results have indicated that the prevalence of stroke in the two county region has doubled in the past five years. Nationally, stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability, with risk factors and mortality rates being higher among minority populations, especially African Americans.