Joey Bulfin has long known that the Comprehensive Stroke Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center is one of the state’s finest.
But the hospital’s chief operating officer never thought she’d be one of its patients.
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SIGNS/SYMPTOMS OF STROKE
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. These are some of the sudden changes in neurological function to look out for:
- Blurred vision, double vision, or partial blindness in one or both eyes
- Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
- Difficulty walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination
- Severe headache or nausea with no known cause
- Weakness or numbness in the arm, leg or face, especially on one side of the body
If you suspect that you or a loved is suffering a stroke, immediately call 9-1-1.