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Stroke Support Group Starting

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) is offering a six-week stroke support group for those who want to decrease their chance of having a stroke and for post stroke/TIA patients and their caregivers. The class will be held every Thursday from 10 am to 11 am beginning January 18 through February 18 in the CREATION® Health Wellness Center, 38233 Daughtery Road.

According to Deb Dungan, RN, FHZ’s Stroke Educator and the class instructor, more than half of all strokes are preventable. Therefore, the curriculum will focus on lifestyle factors one can control including diet and exercise. As depression is a common side effect of a TIA or stroke, there will also be support for those experiencing this outcome.

The class fee of $30 is payable by cash, check and most major credit cards. However, that fee will be waived if one attends all classes. Pre-registration is required by calling (813) 779-6476.

About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) is an award winning 149-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County.  It is a proud member of the Adventist Health System, providing a legacy of health and healing for more than 150 years.  FHZ has been named One of America’s Best Hospitals for 2018 in heart care; stroke; orthopedics; and patient safety by the Women’s Choice Award®. The hospital is also the first in Florida to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. FHZ offers the only comprehensive cardiovascular program in East and Central Pasco County, including open heart surgery and valve repair. Equipped with eight technologically advanced surgical suites, the hospital provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical services including, but not limited to general, orthopedic, endoscopic, gynecology, urology, cardiovascular and robotic procedures.  The Women’s Health Center at FHZ provides gynecology, urology, pelvic floor health, obstetrics and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center. And, the hospital’s recently renovated ER delivers emergency medical care 24/7 with a fast track suite for minor emergencies. Other programs and services include a Wellness Center, Wellness Spa, Center for Wound Healing, Bone and Joint Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Imaging.  To learn more visit