Five things to know that can save your life if you're having a stroke.

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  1. Walk—loss of balance

  2. Talk—slurred speech or trouble understanding

  3. Reach—numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

  4. See—impaired vision or difficulty seeing in one or both eyes

  5. Feel—severe headache with no known cause

According to Carilion Clinic Neurologist Dr. Sidney Mallenbaum, “If you respond quickly to these early signs of stroke and call for help, we have new interventional treatments that can lessen the effects of a stroke, even eliminate them altogether”.

Carilion Clinic’s fast-track Stroke Alert program is available 24/7 to respond to stroke emergencies.  If you experience any one of the five symptoms, call 911.  Know the five. Stay Alive.

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