American Stroke Month is an opportunity to remind ourselves and each other about the dangers of stroke and how to spot a stroke if it occurs. Most Americans do not realize that stroke is a major health concern that claims millions of lives no matter what age, gender, or ethnicity.
Stroke is the NO. 5 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke and 1 out of every 6 people will suffer a stroke within his or her lifetime. Needless to say, it is a very serious problem that every American should be concerned with.
The good news is that stroke is largely preventable, treatable, and can ultimately be overcome. Please help us end stroke by educating your friends and family on the risks and providing them with the steps on how to react if someone nearby suffers from a stroke. You can use the acronym “F.A.S.T” as a brief guideline on how to identify stroke:
Time To Call 911
You can find additional information about American Stroke Month at the following website: