Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and among the top causes of severe disability. This podcast discusses the importance of getting immediate medical care for a stroke. Created: 5/18/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/18/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
National Stroke Awareness Month - May 2017
Recorded: May 16, 2017; posted: May 18, 2017
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Early intervention is key to preventing or treating many health problems. That’s especially true with a stroke. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and among the top causes of severe disability. Identifying the signs of a stroke and getting immediate medical care can decrease the chances of severe disability and might be the difference between life and death. Common symptoms of a stroke include sudden face drooping, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, and confusion or speech difficulty. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these, call 911 immediately. Reacting quickly can not only preserve quality of life but possibly even save a life.
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