Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Upcoming: Stroke Awareness Month

A recent article from US News and World Report shows the need for a stroke awareness campaign:

Fewer than two in five people surveyed knew all five warning signs and knew to call 911, the survey found. The results were to be presented ... at the International Stroke Conference in San Diego.

"We have to make sure that people know the signs and symptoms of stroke because the patient would need to get to the hospital as soon as possible to have a much higher chance of survival and avoiding potential disabilities," the survey's lead author, Dr. Jing Fang, an epidemiologist in the division for heart disease and stroke prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, said in a news release issued by the American Stroke Association, which is sponsoring the conference.

This blog will include frequent stroke awareness messages in postings during May, which is Stroke Awareness Month.


Rachel said...

Hi Jeff I am a KBIA reporter and I would like to ask you some questions about your situation dealing with having a stroke because I am doing a radio story about Stroke Awareness Month. Please write me back as soon as possible of a way that I can contac you.

Jeff Porter said...

Hello, Rachel. You can e-mail me at or call me at 573-289-1982.