Know the signs of a stroke

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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:09 am

May is “Stroke awareness month.”

Organizers say it’s a chance to promote ways to prevent strokes from happening, but also to educate us on what to do if we see someone having a stroke.

The acronym FACE is an easy way to remember what to look for.

“F” stands for face. A drooping face is a stroke symptom.

“A” is for arm. Stroke victims often experience weakness or a loss of sensation in the arm or leg.

“S” for speech. If someone is having a stroke they typically have trouble speaking.

And “T” stands for time. you should seek medical attention as quickly as possible.

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