The Power to Stop Stroke

The Power to Stop Stroke
Last Update:
Thu, 01/29/2009 - 6:27pm

Strokes occur disproportionalely more often in people of color. That is why the American Stroke Asociation with the American Heart Association have developed an outreach program to educate people how to prevent strokes and to treat them through the NAACP. The Merrimack Valley Branch is pleased take part in this outreach.

Recognize The Signs Of Stroke
It is important to recognize the signs of a stroke because prompt treatment can minimize damage to the brain. Signs of a stroke are
* Sudden numbnes or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.

* Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.

* Sudden Trouble seeing in one or both eyes.

* Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.

* Sudden severe headache with now known cause.

If you are someone else experiences one or more of these signs, CALL 9-1-1 ASAP, now, immediately, right away.

To Prevent Stroke

* Stop smoking.

* Exercise.

* Control Diabetes

* Eat a healthy diet and control your weight.

* Control cholesterol.

Additional Steps to Stop the Power of Stroke

1. Sign a Pledge Card and receive more information.

2. Help educate others.

Please send an email to to receive a pledge card and more information. We need your help to reach out to others in your family and community.