Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. It could happen on your street, in your workplace, at a store where you shop - anywhere. Your readiness to spot the stroke warning signs and call 911 could save a life or make the difference between a full recovery and long-term disability. That's why it's so important to learn F.A.S.T. - (F)ace drooping, (A)rm weakness, (S)peech difficulty, (T)ime to call 911, and record the time you first notice any of these deficits. Learn more here.
Do You Have High Blood Pressure?
Nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure, but many don't even know they have it. And since high blood pressure often has no symptoms, you may be unaware that this "silent killer" could be putting you at risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and other health problems.
That's why we want to persuade as many people as possible to get a blood pressure check this May, which is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. We've set a goal of 3 million blood pressure checks during May.
Count yourself among the 3 million who will take a simple step towards better health. Have your blood pressure checked and review the categories to understand what your numbers mean.