In the U.S., one person every 40 seconds suffers a stroke.
Recognizing the symptoms and getting immediate treatment can decrease the chance of permanent disability and even death. Among the symptoms are face drooping, arm weakness and speech difficulty. If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms, call 9-1-1 to get help immediately. Learn more about stroke at Minutes Count! Act fast for stroke/STEMI, Tuesday, February 28, at Lake Regional Hospital. Topics include recognizing signs and symptoms, actions to take after recognition, what to expect at the hospital, treatment options and rehabilitation. The program is free, but registration is required. Learn more at lakeregional.com/events.
Listen for the Lake Regional Health Tip each morning at 8:40 during Kevin Hilley & The Wave Wake-Up, brought to you by Lake Regional Health System. For more info, visit LakeRegional.com.