A heart-healthy diet is also healthy for the brain. So, eating food that is low in salt, low in fat and low in carbohydrates can help reduce the risk of stroke, says registered dietitian nutritionist Rebecca Hausserman.
She and nurse Michelle Vallelunga, from Upstate University Hospital's Comprehensive Stroke Center, talk about the steps people can take to reduce their stroke risk on this week’s show. They say some 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
Quick action can be life-saving in the event of a stroke. Vallelunga and Hausserman share a simple phrase to remember the signs of a stroke: "BE FAST." B means balance, which may be off. E stands for eyes, because visual disturbances or a change in the eyes can signal a stroke. F, for face, means to be mindful of a facial droop. A, for arm, indicates arm weakness. S is for speech, which may be slurred. T means time -- a reminder that it's time to call 911.
Also on this week’s show: asthma and its treatments, plus how wrist fractures are repaired.
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