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File #: 18-0115R    Version: 0 Name: Recognizing October 29 as World Stroke Day
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/29/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/29/2018
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Title: Recognizing October 29 as World Stroke Day For the purpose of recognizing that October 29 is World Stroke Day, that 1 in 6 people will have a stroke during their lifetime, that “FAST” can be used to remember the symptoms of a stroke, and that people can take certain steps to reduce their stroke risk, and that stroke victims should pursue rehabilitation.
Sponsors: President Young, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Brandon M. Scott, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Shannon Sneed, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Eric T. Costello, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Recognizing, World Stroke Day
Attachments: 1. 18-0115R~1st Reader, 2. Completed File_18-0115R

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City of Baltimore
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Introduced by: President Young


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Recognizing October 29 as World Stroke Day
For the purpose of recognizing that October 29 is World Stroke Day, that 1 in 6 people will have a stroke during their lifetime, that “FAST” can be used to remember the symptoms of a stroke, and that people can take certain steps to reduce their stroke risk, and that stroke victims should pursue rehabilitation.
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October 29 is World Stroke Day. Stroke is the second leading cause of death globally, and 1 in 6 people will have a stroke during their lifetime. Fortunately, more people than ever before are surviving strokes.

The difference between surviving and dying from a stroke can be the speed with which the stroke is spotted and treatment is obtained. The mnemonic “FAST” describes the symptoms of a stroke: facial numbness or weakness, arm numbness or weakness, slurred speech, and time to call 911. The faster that treatment is obtained after having a stroke, the better the chances to recover with little or no disability - stroke patients treated with “clot busting” tissue plasminogen activator within the first 90 minutes of the onset of symptoms are 3 times more likely to recover with little or no disability.

While the specific reason for many strokes cannot be identified, the American Stroke Association recommends people manage their blood pressure, control their cholesterol, reduce their blood sugar, get active, eat better, lose weight, and stop smoking to reduce their stroke risk. Tobacco smoking, in...

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