Inova Recognizes National Stroke Month with MEGAbrain at Tysons Corner Center

Falls Church, VA  – (May 15, 2013) – Have you ever wondered what is going on inside your head? If so, the Inova Neuroscience Institute invites you to see the brain from the inside out on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Tysons Corner Center in Fashion Court (between Bloomingdales and Nordstrom on the ground floor). MEGAbrain

Attendees will have the opportunity to walk through, MEGAbrain, a 20-foot inflatable brain. The brain includes healthy tissue, brain trauma, a concussion, Alzheimer’s disease, a brain tumor, an aneurysm and a stroke. Physicians, nurse navigators and neuroscience nurses will be on-site to explain the parts of the brain and how different diseases and trauma impact it.

This is a fun, FREE, day for the whole family. In addition to MEGAbrain, the program will feature Cindy Chambers, author of the Beamer Book Series, and information on stroke, concussion and other brain disorders. In recognition of stroke month, Inova will offer FREE stroke screenings and mini-consultations with a dietitian.

Media contact: Joanna Fazio, 703-776-4057

Inova Health System is a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.

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About Inova

Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.  Inova is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care practices, and health and wellness initiatives.

Inova encompasses the full array of health services, including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We are home to many nationally and internationally recognized programs, including Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI), and the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute.

Inova is a global leader in developing and applying personalized health. Connecting researchers, clinicians and empowered consumers, we integrate genomic research for patient care, prevention and wellness. Our personalized health approach enables individuals to live longer, healthier lives.

More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.