Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Dr. Andrew Ringer, a neurovascular specialist at Mayfield Brain & Spine, gives us 7 steps you can take to reduce your risk of stroke. He concludes by telling us how we can recognize the signs of stroke "BE FAST".

Stroke Symptoms to Know

  • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, usually on one side of the body 
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding language 
  • Decreased or blurred vision in one or both eyes 
  • Sudden, severe headache 
  • Unexplained loss of balance or dizziness 

If you notice signs of a stroke, think "BE FAST" and call 911.

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Understanding Your Heart-Brain Connection

Did you know that taking care of your heart also helps your brain health? We have long known that diseases clogging the arteries of the heart can also clog the arteries of the brain. Arterial damage leads to arterial blockages, which lead to strokes, vascular insufficiency, or vascular dementia. Learn how a heart-healthy lifestyle supports our brain and improves memory and cognitive function.