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May is Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month

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Stroke Release
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Published by: Jennifer Willis on Apr 23, 2014
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For Immediate ReleaseMedia Contact
News Release #392Crystal N. Hunt, Public Inormation !icer"ednesday, $ril 23, 2%&' at &&(39 a')$'!ice( 3%&.*'+.%+%Mobile( 3%&.-+2.-2'&mail(
May is /tro0e wareness Mont1
National Stroke Awareness Month takes place in May every year. On May 11, 1989, President George . !. "#sh signed Presidential Procla$ation %9&% designating May as National Stroke Awareness Month at the #rging o' National Stroke  Association. Since then, National Stroke Association has (een honoring this special ti$e o' the year to increase p#(lic awareness o' stroke in an e''ort to con)#er it. *+N -O A/0 A+NG A S*/O02 3A44 95151 +MM06+A*04-7.A.S.*. is an easy way to re$e$(er the s#dden signs o' stroke. !hen yo# can spot the signs, yo#ll know that yo# need to call 95151 'or help right away. .A.S.*. is:
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ace 6rooping ; 6oes one side o' the 'ace droop or is it n#$(2 Ask the person to s$ile. +s the persons s$ile #neven2
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r$ !eakness ; +s one ar$ weak or n#$(2 Ask the person to raise (oth ar$s. 6oes one ar$ dri't downward2
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peech 6i''ic#lty ; +s speech sl#rred2 +s the person #na(le to speak or hard to #nderstand2 Ask the person to repeat a si$ple sentence, like <*he sky is (l#e.< +s the sentence repeated correctly2
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i$e to call 95151 ; +' so$eone shows any o' these sy$pto$s, even i' the sy$pto$s go away, call 95151 and get the person to the hospital i$$ediately. 3heck the ti$e so yo#ll know when the 'irst sy$pto$s appeared3all 95151 ; +' so$eone shows any o' these sy$pto$s, even i' the sy$pto$s go away, call 95151 and get the person to the hospital i$$ediately. 3heck the ti$e so yo#ll know when the 'irst sy$pto$s appeared.Severe weather and e$ergency notices will (e posted on the 3harles 3o#nty we(site =
>, on the co#ntys ace(ook Page =
>, and on the co#ntys govern$ent ca(le station, 33G*, (roadcast on eri?on channel 1@ and 3o$cast channel 9%.
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C1arles County oernment 4 Public Inormation !ice 4 P.!. 5o6 2&+%, 2%% 5altimore /treet, 7a Plata, M8 2%*'*

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