Saturday, May 24, 2014

#Millenials, We're NOT Immune, but would you even know if it happened? #StrokeMonth

Facts about Strokes:

  • Someone in the U.S. has a stroke about once every 40 seconds.
  • Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death overall, killing more than 129,000 people a year. 
  • Stroke is the No. 3 cause of death for women and No. 5 cause of death for men.
  • Stroke is the No. 1 preventable cause of disability.
  • About 795,000 people have a stroke every year.
  • An estimated 6.8 million Americans 20 and older have had a stroke.

Beyond F.A.S.T. – Other Symptoms You Should Know
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg, arm or face
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Download the F.A.S.T. app for your smartphone at

When you recognize a stroke and immediately call 9-1-1, the person has a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital quickly and being assessed for treatment options like a clot-busting drug and other medical devices. But many people do not know the warning signs of a stroke – information that may save a life.

This is one Millenial who's not gonna say
I Sorry Con Ehcuse Meh
when it comes to strokes.

This post is a PSA on behalf of Bloggin' Mamas & the Ad Council, The American Heart Association, The American Stroke Association.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you added this to your blog- very important info.