May is Stroke Awareness Month!

Do you know what to do if you or someone is having a stroke? Act F.A.S.T.! F.A.S.T. is an acronym that stands for Face, Arms, Speech, and Time. Check the person’s face, see if one side is drooping, ask them to raise both arms, see if one slides down or won’t raise to begin with, test their speech, have them repeat a sentence. If they have trouble with any of those, it’s “T” for time, time to call 9-1-1.

To learn more about the signs and ways to prevent stroke, visit, to get involved with Stroke Prevention and Awareness month, visit

This message is brought to you by the Buncombe County Department of Health and Emergency Medical Services.

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