May is World Stroke Month. Many health and heart organizations come together every May to raise awareness about the causes and effects of stroke.

One of their biggest campaigns is FAST, teaching the world to know the symptoms of stroke and how to respond quickly to help save a life.

Face – By asking the person to smile you can tell immediately if one side of the face droops.

Arm – Ask the person to raise both arms. Observe to see if one arm drifts lower than the other.

Speech – Slurred speech is a symptom of stroke. Ask the person to repeat a single sentence.

Time – Call 911-Fast. Time may be the difference between life and death or even partial and full recovery.


Visit or for more information on stroke. Use #WorldStrokeMonth to post on social media.


Within our research, National Day Calendar was unable to identify historical information regarding the first World Stroke Month. The Centers for Disease Control, the American Heart Association, World Stroke Campaign and many other have all participated in bringing education, research, and treatment on a global basis.

Warning Signs in Women



Just a little heart attack!


Inspired by the true stories of real women impacted by heart disease, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement and Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks created the short film, “Just a Little Heart Attack,” to educate women about the realities of heart disease and encourage them to put their health first. The short film, directed by and starring Ms. Banks, chronicles one woman’s experience ignoring her symptoms and putting herself last. Go Red For Women hopes the film, “Just a Little Heart Attack,” will engage and inspire women to put their health first and take care of their heart.

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Differences in Heart Attacks



American Heart Month


For years it was thought that heart disease was for men. But 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. But it can be prevented. It’s the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer.

Ten years ago I received a telephone call at about 4 am and the call changed my life. My mother had just fell over and had a massive heart attack and died right there. My sister found her on the floor and my father and brother-in-law tried to do CPR but it was too late. My sister’s children were there and saw the whole thing. Not only was it traumatic for us but it was even worse for my sisters three children. We all knew my mother had some health issues but we never knew about her heart problems. To this day we all wonder if she had told us would she be here today. So this is a topic that I want all Women and Men to read and understand. This month is for everyone not just for women.

I will be giving out information all month on this topic. If I can help just one person than it is all worth it.

Go Red for Women this month and learn your risk factors.

Core Cardiology Heart disease is the leading cause of death in U.S. women. Since 1984, cardiovascular disease (CVD) – including heart attack, stroke, heart failure and high blood pressure – has killed more women than men each year. In 2010, more than 400,000 women died of CVD, representing 51 percent of all CVD deaths. CVD kills far more women each year than breast or any other form of cancer. More than 1 in 3 women are living with some form of CVD. Over 6.6 million women alive today have survived a heart attack, and 3.8 million women have survived a stroke. Although CVD death rates have been decreasing for both women and men, there is more work to be done. CVD can be prevented.

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