American Stroke Month

May is AmericanĀ Stroke Month.Ā If you aren’t already familiar with stroke, learn the risks (including high blood pressure) and the signs that someone is having a stroke. F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the warning signs of stroke. F – Face drooping: Ask the person to smile; a lopsided/uneven smile is a sign of stroke. … Read more

American Stroke Month

Stroke leading cause of disability

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the US. One out of six people suffer a stroke sometime during their lifetime, and someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Having had a stroke and written a novel about a woman who … Read more