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March 17–19, 2021.

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Stroke Warning Signs

Recognize the warning signs and call 9-1-1 immediately. This can make the difference between a strong recovery and disability or even death. 

Stroke Prevention

Whole body wellness can help you feel stronger, healthier and mentally sharp – and it can also reduce your stroke risk.

Stroke Recovery

There is life – and hope – after stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence.

Don't Die of Doubt

When an emergency strikes, hospitals are still the safest place – even during a pandemic. Call 911 at the first sign of a heart attack or stroke.

In the News

The latest in stroke and brain health news

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For New York woman, what seemed like a migraine turned out to be much more

Leah Neaderthal was emptying the used coffee grounds from a stovetop moka pot when her vision suddenly became splotchy.

"I felt a little like I was out-of-body," she said. Looking over at Emily, who would later become her wife, Leah saw her face fall. "I tried to say something, but it wouldn't come out. (My voice) was just garbled," Leah said.

2019 Update to the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke

  • This guideline update provides up-to-date comprehensive recommendations for the management and treatment of persons with acute arterial ischemic stroke.
  • Audiences for this guideline are: prehospital care providers, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and hospital administrators.
  • This guideline updates the 2018 acute ischemic guideline and adds several new recommendations.
 

ambulance and hospital emergency entrance

By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.

Face Drooping

Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?

Arm Weakness

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech 

Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue."

Time to Call 9-1-1

If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital immediately. 

Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

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