Stroke is Theme for Next Online Chat

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and NorthBay Healthcare will host a live streaming online discussion on stroke, its causes and treatments and what to do if you think someone is having a stroke.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability. About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year and one American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes, on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Learn more about stroke from 1:30 to 2 p.m. on May 17 during #OurDocTalk on Facebook Live featuring Neurologist and NorthBay Stroke Program Medical Director Ameer Almullahassani, M.D., and NorthBay Stroke Program Manager Beth Gladney, R.N.

#OurDocTalk is an ongoing series of chats designed to connect NorthBay doctors with the community to answer questions on important health issues. Interested followers who visit NorthBay's Facebook page ( will be able to post questions and comments and the stroke experts will reply during the chat. Questions can also be submitted in advance via Facebook Messenger or e-mail to