Episode 57 Cal Horelick
Approximately 80% of all strokes are preventable. Do you know the warning signs? Learn more on this episode of Connecting Our Community when host Karen Allyn is joined by Cal Horelick, the President of the Montgomery County Stroke Association.
One of the easiest acronyms to remember is FAST
F Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
A Arm Weakness Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S Speech Difficulty Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
T Time to call 911 If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
To contact the Montgomery County Stroke Association you can go to their website,
call their 24/7 help line 301-682-MCSA (6272)
Connecting Our Community airs on Ch. 21 at 8:30 p.m.