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Your Primary Stroke Center

Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability, and accelerating recovery times. McLaren Northern Michigan, remains a Certified Primary Stroke Center, one of an elite group of health care organizations across the country that are focused on highlyspecialized stroke care.

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With Stroke, Every Minute Counts

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die. With stroke, every minute counts. If you find yourself in a stroke situation don’t hesitate to get help. Call 911 immediately, action makes all the difference.

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Always be prepared with a
FREE stroke symptom magnet

B.E. F.A.S.T.

Remember these common signs
of stroke so you can act fast and save a life!

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Sudden loss of

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trouble seeing

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Uneven or
crooked smile

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Sudden arm or
leg weakness

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Speech is slurred
or drooling

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Sudden headache
Time to call 911

Stroke Prevention
How to Reduce Your Risk

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Healthy Foods

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More Active

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Blood Sugar

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Control Cholesterol

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Blood Pressure

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Healthy Sleep

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Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group

The Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group offers a safe environment for patients and caregivers to share challenges and gather information from speakers, demonstrations, and group discussions in a nonthreatening setting. This support group is generously funded by donors through the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation.

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Highly-Trained and Experienced Caregivers

Stroke Education Videos

Stroke Signs and Symptoms

In Good Health - Stroke

Northern Michigan Acute Rehabilitation

Stroke the REALITY: How can I reduce my risk for stroke

Want to Learn More?

For more information on McLaren Northern Michigan Stroke Center, the McLaren Stroke Network or how to partner with us in community stroke care education, please contact the Stroke Program Coordinator at (231) 487-4266.