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Amy Silvia-Smith - Stoke Awareness - September 21, 2022 - The Extra with Shannon Brinias

September 21, 2022
On Wednesday's "The Extra", our topic was stroke awareness.  More than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year.  Early intervention is critical to avoiding negative health outcomes, including death.  Guest Amy Silva-Smith, PhD, ANP, UCCS Professor of Nursing talked about a way to be aware of strokes happening, is to remember "BE FAST", with the letters standing for sudden onset of problems like: 
  • Balance
  • Eyesight
  • Face Drooping
  • Arm Weakness
  • Speech Difficulty
  • (meaning) Time to call 911
More information available at UCCS.edu and Stroke.org