The importance of knowing stroke warning signs

By WEEK Producer

May 7, 2014 Updated May 7, 2014 at 10:56 PM CDT

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and it's always good to know the warning signs of a stroke.

There are 4 FAST steps to help determine a stroke.

FACE - Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

ARMS - Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

SPEECH - Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?

TIME - If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.

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