On May 15, watch FOX 13 to learn about strokes and overall brain health

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On average, one American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes.*

May is National Stroke Awareness month and the IASIS Healthcare team of medical professionals and Fox 13 are teaming up on May 15th to answer your questions about strokes and overall brain health. Our experts will inform you about the signs of a stroke, risk factors, why a certified stroke center is crucial and much, much more. PLUS, the first 250 callers will get a 5-point pressure massager plus an emergency information magnetic white board.

What is a stroke?
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. When a stroke occurs, brain cells in the immediate area begin to die because they no longer receive the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of disability.

If you or your loved ones are experiencing any of the following stroke symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately:

Symptoms-Weakness_blue Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

Symptoms-Speach_blue Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding

Symptoms-Vision_blue Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

Symptoms-Dizziness_blue Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

Symptoms-Headache_blue Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

For any questions you might have about your health, go to UtahER.com or call 1-866-431-WELL.

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HealthFix is brought to you by IASIS Healthcare**, including:

Davis Hospital and Medical Center

Davis Hospital Weber Campus

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

Jordan Valley Medical Center

Pioneer Valley Hospital

Disclaimer

* http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm

**The IASIS Healthcare and Fox 13 HealthFix Infothon program, and this webpage, provides general information. The information is not complete or comprehensive.
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