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National Stroke Awareness Month

Scot Ackerman , M.D.

May 13, 2021

Ackerman Cancer Center Highlights National Stroke Awareness Month

On average, one person dies from a stroke every 4 minutes and more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year. However, 80% of all strokes are preventable. Dr. Ackerman discusses how to reduce your risk of having a stroke with these simple lifestyle tips.

  • Manage blood pressure
  • Control cholesterol
  • Reduce blood sugar
  • Get active
  • Eat better
  • Maintain weight
  • Stop smoking.

This week Dr. Ackerman joins WJXT to discuss the warning signs of a stroke, tips for prevention and how to act F-A-S-T.

F – Face Drooping

A – Arm Weakness

S – Speech Difficulty

T – Time to call 9-1-1

Click on the link to watch the full interview with Dr. Ackerman on how to reduce your risk of having a stroke.

Sources

  • https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/my-life-check–lifes-simple-7#.WJtQ7PkrJPa
  • https://www.sophe.org/focus-areas/chronic-diseases/partnering-4-health/may-national-stroke-awareness-month/
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