SEGMENT: May marks Stroke Awareness Month

SEGMENT: May marks Stroke Awareness Month

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – May is Stroke Awareness Month and it is an important health topic to be familiar with.

The director of neuroscience at Columbus Regional Health, Kelli Brennan, joined News Leader 9 to discuss the risks of stroke.

A few ways someone could be at risk is if their speech is slurred, one side of the face is uneven and if one arm is much weaker than the other. Most importantly is that a stroke can happen all of a sudden.

If anyone is in the middle of a stroke or have symptoms call 911 and do not drive to the hospital.

For more information click here or call (706) 573-1157.

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