Welcome to Home Health House Calls.
May is stroke awareness month.
As part of the campaign to heighten awareness,
we are educating the public on identifying the warning signs of a stroke.
A stroke is a serious emergency and can strike at anytime.
The Face, Arms, Speech, and Time or FAST test can help community members
Recognize the signs of a stroke.
F is for face. Note an uneven smile or face droop.
A tells us to look for arm weakness or numbness.
S stands for speech. Listen for slurred speech or difficulty speaking or understanding.
And finally T is for time. If you suspect a stroke there is no time to waste- Call 911 and get to a hospital.
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