From the monthly archives:

March 2011

Did you know that Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death and disability in the United States and the main cause of serious disability? Do you know the warning signs and what to do? Consider these 5 signs that individually or together may be symptoms of a stroke.

First – Difficulty walking: stumbling, dizziness or loss of coordination.

Second – Unclear speaking and understanding: confusion, slurred words or not finding the right words to explain what is happening.

Third – Paralysis or numbness on one side of your body or face. Your mouth may droop when you try to smile.

Fourth – Vision problems: sudden blurred, blackened, or double vision in one or both eyes.

Fifth – Sudden and severe Headache that may include vomiting, dizziness or confusion

If you or someone you know is having these signs, call 911 and seek medical help immediately. Treatment is available, but time is crucial.