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Be Stroke Smart - Learn the Three R's

Here are the three R's of being stroke smart from the National Stroke Association:

Reduce the risk of stroke by modifying risk factors. Consult with your doctor if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, heart disease or have had previous stoke symptoms.

Recognize the signs of impending stroke such as sudden weakness or numbness, sudden impairment of speech, unexplained dizziness or unsteadiness, unusually severe headaches and loss of vision in one or both eyes.

Respond to a stroke immediately. Call 911 as soon as signs of stroke begin. Stroke is a medical emergency and a quick response is essential.