Stroke Awareness

Stroke Awareness

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    Stroke Awareness - Wedding :30

    http://www.strokeassociation.orgStroke is the No. 4 killer in this country and the leading cause of long-term disability. Although 4 out of 5 American families will be touched by stroke, more than a third of Americans cannot identify a single warning sign for stroke. The mission of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. F.A.S.T. is an easy-to-remember tool for learning and recognizing the warning signs of a stroke. F.A.S.T. stands for Face (face drooping), Arm (arm weakness), Speech (speech difficulty), and Time (time to call 911). Educating bystanders about the signs of stroke and urging them to call 911 immediately at the onset of symptoms may improve the chances of getting better, but only if you get help right away.

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    Stroke Awareness - Body Language :30

    http://www.strokeassociation.orgStroke is the No. 4 killer in this country and the leading cause of long-term disability. Although 4 out of 5 American families will be touched by stroke, more than a third of Americans cannot identify a single warning sign for stroke. The mission of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. F.A.S.T. is an easy-to-remember tool for learning and recognizing the warning signs of a stroke. F.A.S.T. stands for Face (face drooping), Arm (arm weakness), Speech (speech difficulty), and Time (time to call 911). Educating bystanders about the signs of stroke and urging them to call 911 immediately at the onset of symptoms may improve the chances of getting better, but only if you get help right away.

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    Stroke Awareness - Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

    Stroke Awareness - Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

    The “Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.” app provides an easy way to remember the sudden signs of a stroke, call 9-1-1 for help, and locate nearby award-winning hospitals. The app is accessible in English and Spanish and available for download in the App Store and Google Play.

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    Lunch :30 - Stroke

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Every 40 seconds another person in the U.S. has a stroke

Overview

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America, and the leading cause of severe, long-term disability. Someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and there are 795,000 new or recurrent strokes annually. In the event of a stroke, immediate emergency medical treatment can greatly reduce the risk of brain injury and disability, making a remarkable difference in one's recovery, yet less than one-third of Americans can correctly identify a single warning sign of stroke.

This campaign, which began in April 2003, aims to inform the public of the sudden signs of stroke and enforce the message that calling 9-1-1 at these first signs is critical in potentially lessening the devastating results of a stroke.

The latest PSAs use the acronym F.A.S.T., an easy to remember tool to educate friends, family and community of those at risk of stroke on the warning signs of stroke and the importance of taking immediate action upon recognition (calling 911). F.A.S.T. stands for Face (facial drooping), Arms (arm weakness), Speech (speech difficulty), and Time (time to call 911). Individuals are directed to www.strokeassociation.org to learn more about the consequences and warning signs of stroke, and to download the Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. app available in English and Spanish from the App Store and Google Play.

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