May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke SignsKnow the warning signs

It’s important to learn the warning signs of stroke. Use FAST to remember the warning signs:
Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is speech slurred or strange?
If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Heart disease and stroke prevention
• Physical activity
• Healthy eating
• Know your numbers: Blood pressure, cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides), and blood sugar levels

These tests are covered as part of your yearly physical at no cost to you. Prevention saves lives and money!