American Stroke Month – Do You Know The Warning Signs?

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Your readiness to spot the stroke warning signs and call 911 could save a life or make the difference between a full recovery and long-term disability. That’s why it’s so important for us to at least yearly, refresh our memory of F.A.S.T.

(F)ace drooping

Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven or lopsided?

(A)rm weakness

Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

(S)peech difficulty

Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is the person able to correctly repeat the words?

(T)ime to call 911

If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 911 and say “I think this is a stroke” to help get the person to the hospital immediately. Also, note the time of the first symptoms.

Recipe of the Week:

Radishes aren’t just for salads anymore. Roasting Radishes mellows a radish’s peppery flavor and turns it into a whole new root vegetable. A colorful side to any meal!

Quote of the Week:

“A child can teach an adult three lessons: To be happy for no reason. To always be curious and to fight tirelessly for something.”

  • Paulo Coelho

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