Integris: How to recognize a stroke? Think "FAST"
Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke. About 600,000 of these are first attacks. It's serious but there are things you can do to reduce the risk of a stroke.
Mary Pinzon is a Registered Nurse and an Integris Stroke Educator. She's working with the American Stroke Association to roll out a program called "Each one, Teach one" with the goal of raising awareness across Oklahoma City.
Mary explains an easy way to detect if someone is having a stroke:
F = Face, Look for an uneven smile
A = Arm, Check if one arm is weak
S = Speech, Listen for slurred speech
T = Time, Call 911 right away
For more information on strokes, visit www.IntegrisOK.com/stroke