The Rehabilitation Center Stroke Specialty Unit at Marietta Memorial Hospital recently celebrated National Stroke Awareness Month in May, along with the National Stroke Association, and is commitment to reducing the incidence and impact of stroke through awareness and education.
Did you know that most strokes can be treated if symptoms are recognized F.A.S.T.? Using the F.A.S.T. method of symptom recognition and response can save lives.
F = Face – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A = Arm – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S = Speech – Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
T = Time – If you observe any of these signs, it is time to call 911.
Stroke recovery can last a lifetime. Spread hope about recovery by understanding post-stroke issues, encouraging active recovery participation and secondary stroke prevention. Learn about treatment options, exercises to increase mobility and other ways to live a high quality of life, no matter the disabilities or other side effects from stroke.
Understanding risk factor management, symptom recognition and response and the realities of how stroke recovery can be, are important for the health and well being of an individual who has suffered from a stroke. For more information on stroke and stroke prevention contact the Rehabilitation Center, Stroke Specialty Unit at Marietta Memorial Hospital, (740) 374-1463 or visit www.mmhospital.org.
ER and Physicians Care Express wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.
Our wait times are updated every 15 minutes. The wait time provided displays the amount of time (in minutes) that it takes for a patient to see a qualified medical professional from the time of their arrival at the Emergency Room or Physicians Care Express location. The wait time displayed represents a rolling-average of the previous 120-minutes for all patients who are currently visiting our Emergency Room or Physicians Care Express locations.