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May is Stroke Awareness Month
In an effort to bring greater awareness to identifying someone having a stroke, the American Heart Association has partnered with the American Stroke Association to proclaim May as Stroke Awareness Month.  Individuals of any age can have a stroke and responding quickly is critical.  It is estimated that every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. It is important to know the warning signs which include:
·         Numbness in arm, leg or face
·         Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
·         Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
·         Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
·         Severe headache with no known cause.
Remember to call 911 immediately if warning signs are present.  To learn more about strokes and prevention, please visit the American Stroke Association at