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Learn to Spot the Signs of Stroke. FAST.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Would you know how to tell if someone was having a stroke? It takes about two minutes to learn the signs and symptoms: Symptoms of a Stroke Some include SUDDEN: Numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg – especially on one […]

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2016 Update: In 2013, on average – every four minutes, someone in the United States died of a stroke, making it the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. National Stroke Awareness Month is […]

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When it Comes to Stroke, It’s All About Time

Kimberly Elks, RN, is the WakeMed stroke program coordinator. Getting a stroke victim quickly to the emergency department can significantly increase their chance for a positive recovery.  And, at WakeMed, we’re proud to be the area’s leader in stroke care.  In fact, our Raleigh Campus, which cares for approximately 100 stroke patients each month was […]

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