Sudden, painless loss of vision. Burning back pain. Achy legs. Incontinence. People might not recognize these as signs of a stroke, because some are not the symptoms of a stroke in the brain, where most strokes occur. But strokes can happen in other parts of the body, too, according to Dr. Matthew Schrag, an assistant professor of neurology and vascular neurologist at … [Read more...] about The brain isn’t the only place strokes occur; 4 symptoms to pay attention to
Using your senses to identify a stroke
Our senses can help us out when danger is near. Take for example when we hear someone call for help or smell something that is on fire. But did you know our senses can also help us identify a stroke? Here’s how to use your senses to spot a stroke FAST. Sight Vision might be impaired during a stroke. The brain controls eye movement, which may produce double vision. As … [Read more...] about Using your senses to identify a stroke
National Stroke Awareness Month gives local women a chance to remind women of stroke risks
Author and stroke survivor Vivian L. King and physician Bridgett Moss invite you to an important conversation about strokes National Stroke Awareness Month gives author Vivian L. King and Dr. Bridgett Moss a chance to warn women of a risk factor that can strike when you least expect it. King knows first-hand that a stroke can happen to anyone at anytime. Her book, “When … [Read more...] about National Stroke Awareness Month gives local women a chance to remind women of stroke risks
“All Of Us’’ May – Stroke Awareness
By Kathy Gaillard Freelance contributor Dora Chambers was leaving home, on her way to the store, when she lost her footing and fell halfway down the steps. She assumed she was alright, got into her car and drove to the store. When she returned home, she called the doctor’s office because she felt a ‘little off’ and told them about her fall. They insisted she get someone … [Read more...] about “All Of Us’’ May – Stroke Awareness
Why are Blacks more likely to die from stroke?
In a study recently published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, investigators in the Reasons for Geographical And Racial Differences in Stroke Study, or REGARDS, found that blacks are four times more likely to die of stroke at age 45 than their white counterparts, because blacks have more strokes, not because blacks who have a stroke are more likely to die than … [Read more...] about Why are Blacks more likely to die from stroke?