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Strokes Are Serious: Get the Facts
Visialia Times-Delta

As a doctor who sees patients in the emergency room and as a program director for Kaweah Delta’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program, I know strokes are serious. Here are two important things to remember. One, live a healthy life in an effort to prevent a stroke (although there are some risk factors for having a stroke that you can do nothing about). Two, remember that as soon as you or someone you love starts experiencing stroke symptoms – facial drooping, arm weakness or speech difficulty – call 911 and get to the emergency department. Minutes truly matter when you are having a stroke. Emergency treatment may reduce disability and save your life.