May is Stroke Awareness Month – Act F.A.S.T.


May is Stroke Awareness Month, a good time to take stock of your risk factors and overall cardiovascular health. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of adult disability. Arm yourself with knowledge this May by talking to your doctor, considering a preventive stroke screening, and learning how to recognize the warning signs of a stroke so you can react FAST if you think someone is having a stroke.

F.A.S.T.

FACE – Ask the person to smile? Does one side of the face droop?

ARMS – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one side drift downward?

SPEECH – Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred?

TIME – Call 911 or to get to a hospital fast. Brain cells are dying.

Courtesy of ARAcontent

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Posted on May 14, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Gee wikillers, that’s such a great post!

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