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Stroke: time loss is brain loss

Act F.A.S.T.

Be Prepared! Know the signs and symptoms of a stroke and have a plan!

Face Does the face look uneven? Ask the person to smile.
Arm Does one arm drift down? Ask the person to raise both arms.
Speech Does their speech sound strange? Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase, for example, “The sky is blue.”
Time If you observe any of these signs, then it’s time to call 9-1-1.

Do Not Wait! Call 9-1-1 or let someone do it for you.
Don’t Drive! People who arrive in an ambulance get care faster.
Act FAST You have a better chance of getting back to normal if you act FAST and
call 9-1-1.
For more information, call (866) 260-7544.

Who Suffers a Stroke?

Most strokes happen to people age 65 or older. But a stroke can happen at any age. And a woman faces extra risks due to hormone changes associated with pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.


Value Health Partners' 3rd Annual Stroke Awareness Video Contest

Enter Value Health Partners' 3rd annual contest for best video between area high school students, and make a 60-second video that helps to educate our community about stroke. For more information visit the official contest page, and like Value Health Partners' Facebook page.

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