Thursday, September 23, 2010

What is a stroke?

Have you or a loved one ever experienced these symptoms?

  • Sudden difficulty talking or understanding words

  • Sudden loss of feeling or strange sensations on one side

  • Sudden weakness on one side of the face, arm or leg

  • Sudden severe unexplainable headache

  • Sudden decreased or blurred vision

Stroke is a medical emergency, and the first three hours are critical. Please join us for this free and informative session with Dr. Anne Burleigh Jacobs from Peninsula Stroke Association. The program is next Wednesday, September 29 in the Redwood Room from 10:30-11:30. Sign up by calling (408) 615-2900 or sign up at the Reference Desk when you visit the library.

If you would like, read these books:

How to Prevent Your Stroke by J. David Spence, M.D.
Stroke by Louis R. Caplan, MD

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