February is Heart Health Month – look for advice throughout the month intended to help you manage cardio-related health concerns.
Knowing the signs of stroke is crucial, as prompt treatment is necessary to help reduce the damage that can be caused by a "brain attack." Be aware of these classic stroke symptoms:
The American Stroke Association suggests that anyone can identify a stroke by checking for the signs of facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems. As a bystander, you can help to determine if someone is having a stroke by asking them to perform three simple actions:
If the person has any problems completing these steps, call 911 immediately and describe these symptoms.