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Photos by Cliff Hollis/ECU News ServiceECU Brody School of Medicine student Bryan Howington (right) examines Louise Ricks during a stroke-risk screening clinic in Tarboro. He and other Brody Medical Scholarship recipients regularly give back to the community through events that aim to improve health and quality of life for people in eastern North Carolina.
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Photos by Cliff Hollis/ECU News ServiceECU Brody School of Medicine student Bryan Howington (right) examines Louise Ricks during a stroke-risk screening clinic in Tarboro. He and other Brody Medical Scholarship recipients regularly give back to the community through events that aim to improve health and quality of life for people in eastern North Carolina.

ECU Notes: Students lead health clinic

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Kay Barnes exercises three times a week and has no major health worries, but she decided to get checked for her risk of stroke anyway.

“Whenever there is a clinic I feel like I can benefit from … I like to go,” the 72-year-old retired teacher’s assistant said.


Barnes was one of more than 40 men and women from Tarboro, Rocky Mount and surrounding towns who attended a stroke risk screening on Feb. 13 at the Edgecombe County Human Services Building. The event was led by students from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, specifically the school’s Brody Scholars.

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