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Stand with Us for World Stroke Day

by Melissa B. on Monday, October 28, 2013

World Stroke Day is tomorrow, October 29th. This year, 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke. That’s someone every 40 seconds.  Would you know what to do if you or someone you love had a stroke?

What you can do:

Learn the F.A.S.T. way to recognize the warning signs and fight stroke, then teach your family, friends and neighbors:

F – face drooping
A – arm weakness
S – speech difficulty
T – time to call 9-1-1

 There’s power in being FAST.

When you recognize a sign of stroke and call 9-1-1 immediately, people have a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital quickly and being evaluated for a clot-busting drug or medical devices.

 Let’s come together on World Stroke Day and beyond to raise awareness that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Take a moment now to learn F.A.S.T.

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