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June 21, 2013  (San Diego) -- Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. Every four minutes, someone dies because of a stroke. What can you do? Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke which might save someone’s life.

 “The County and its many public and private partners have been working to increase awareness of stroke,” said County Supervisor Ron Roberts Friday at Petco Park.  “It is extremely important for people to heed the warning signs so we can save lives.”

What should you do if you or someone near you is having a stroke? Act F.A.S.T. and call 9-1-1 immediately. It can be the difference between life and death. F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. F.A.S.T. stands for:

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