Macon mayor proclaims May stroke awareness month

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Macon Mayor Robert Reichert took some time today to remind people of the importance of stroke awareness.

With doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals from the Medical Center of Central Georgia on hand, Mayor Reichert officially proclaimed may as stroke awareness month.

“We urge all citizens to learn the warning signs of stroke, how to avoid it, the signs that you’re having a stroke, and what to do,” said Reichert.

Jeremy Mills, stroke coordinator at MCCG, says stroke is the leading cause of death in the nation, and the number one cause of long term disability.

“We aim to provide education within our community in order that the people that we serve are able to get the best possible care in a timely manner,” said Mills.

FAST is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of a stroke. It stands for face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, and if any of those symptoms are happening, it’s time to call 911.

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