Blacks and Strokes: What You Need to Know

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Do You Know What a Stroke Looks Like?

Some common signs are: sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body); sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding; sudden trouble seeing; sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; and sudden severe headache. Call 911 if you see or have any of these symptoms.

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