Andre Fredieu, M.D., medical director, Oklahoma Stroke & Neurological Institute, Hillcrest Medical Center. Stroke is a “Brain Attack” and Can Happen to Anyone at Any Age World Stroke Day is a Reminder to BE FAST When Symptoms Appear!
The signs of stroke can be subtle and hard to recognize, so educating yourself and others is key to noticing and responding quickly. The acronym BE FAST stands for Balance, Eyes, Face, Arm, Speech, Time. Using BE FAST, if you notice a sudden loss of balance or vision, an uneven smile, arm weakness or slurred speech, call 911 to get immediate medical attention.2 Additionally, experts like Dr. Fredieu want the public to know that it’s ok to overreact when it comes to stroke. The right care, right away, has the potential to save lives.3 For more information about BE FAST and all 10 signs and symptoms of stroke, visit www.strokeawareness.com.
Joshua Halpern, MD, Urologist and assistant professor at Northwestern Medicine, urologist Dr. Joshua Halpern will educate men on how they can take charge of their health, at any age. He’ll discuss why 1 in 6 men will be told they have prostate cancer and what men can do to ensure they are keeping tabs on their health.
In the aftermath of another Election day, American Legion National Commander Bill Oxford is hoping that Americans will pause to remember just who it is that makes it possible to freely choose our elected officials. For more information go to: www.legion.org
Jodi Grant, Executive Director of the Afterschool Alliance to discuss the report and the ways afterschool programs help students succeed in school and in life, and what we can all do to make afterschool programs available to many more children and youth. For more information please visit www.afterschoolalliance.org