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Stroke Awareness

This week we will be discussing stroke awareness.

 

More than 800,000 strokes happen each year in the United States. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and is a major cause of serious disability for adults.

A stroke is caused by blocked blood flow to the brain and can affect a person’s speech, movement, memory, and more. It’s important to know the signs of a stroke and get help quickly. Some of the warning signs include:

  • Weakness in the face, arm, or leg

  • Difficulty speaking

  • Vision loss

  • Dizziness

  • Brief loss of consciousness

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