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BE FAST: Learn to recognize the signs of stroke

Each year, more than 795,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke. While risk increases with age, strokes can occur at any age and approximately one-fifth of strokes happen to people under the age of 55.

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, Stanford Hospital and Clinics produced the above instructional video to teach the signs of stroke. Watch the short film to learn how lifestyle choices can lower your risk of stroke and how the acronym BE FAST can help you recognize when someone might be having a stroke.

Previously: Study shows many women have a limited knowledge of stroke warning signs and Stroke Awareness Month begins today. What’s your risk?

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