South Georgia Medical Center and the YMCA hosted a lunch and learn about the dangers of Stroke on Wednesday, September at the YMCA. Guest speaker, Dr. Brian Dawson, Neurologist, discussed the signs and symptoms of a stroke and talked about the new Stroke program at SGMC. Stroke is a leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and all forms of cancers combined. According to Dr. Dawson, a stroke is a brain attack. It occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked or bursts. This lunch and learn series was the kickoff to SGMC and the YMCA’s health education initiative. Please visit our “Classes & Events” page to learn of upcoming programs.