Mile High Magazine 05/19/2024 American Heart Association

Guest: Dr. Benjamin Atchie American Stroke Month in May and the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are focused on raising awareness about stroke warning signs and taking action to prevent a future stroke.  Strokes are the fifth leading cause if death in America and is the number one cause of disabilities.  Balance (difficulty to walk or clumsy), Eyes (vision loss especially in one eye), Face (weakness on one side of the face), Arm (weakness in the arm/arms), Speech (slurred speech or inability to communicate), Time (it is time to call 911), are all signs of a stroke.  Most people cannot identify the signs of a stroke and even the ones that can, less than half will call for help.  Strokes can happen to people of all ages.

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