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American Heart Association says ‘Nancy’ cartoonist uses personal story to highlight Stroke Awareness

 

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American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A few years before starting the “Muppets” comic strip for Jim Henson, and long before becoming lead artist of “Nancy,” Guy Gilchrist had a stroke.

On Saturday, World Stroke Day, the cartoonist is teaming up with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to bring awareness to the disease that changed the course of his life and career.

NANCY copyright 2016 Guy Gilchrist. Reprinted by permission of UNIVERSAL UCLICK for UFS. All rights reserved.

NANCY copyright 2016 Guy Gilchrist. Reprinted by permission of UNIVERSAL UCLICK for UFS. All rights reserved.

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American Stroke Association urges everyone to learn ‘FAST’ response to stroke for World Stroke Day

 

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – When punch dribbled out of the side of Dan Merritt’s mouth during a Halloween celebration at his daughter’s house, his wife quickly recognized stroke signs and drove him to the hospital.

“In hindsight, we did the right thing, the wrong way,” Barbara Merritt said. “We should have called 911 right away. Fortunately, Dan’s story turned out okay, but we know we got incredibly lucky.”

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American Heart Association says Women face higher Stroke Rates than Men

 

Supermodel Claudia Mason survived stroke, now helping to raise awareness of signs of stroke for World Stroke Day, October 29th

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Supermodel and actress Claudia Mason is helping the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association raise awareness for the world’s second-leading cause of death on World Stroke Day, October 29th.

Like many Americans, Mason didn’t have stroke on her radar until she suffered one at the age of 40.

Supermodel Claudia Mason. (American Heart Association)

Supermodel Claudia Mason. (American Heart Association)

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One in six people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime; World Stroke Day is October 29th

 

According to a new survey, people more likely to witness a stroke might not know how to identify one; free app helps people Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Crystal Wall was having a typical chat on the phone with her sister Chassity Anderson — until her sister’s phone abruptly crashed to the floor and her words suddenly became slurred.

Anderson, 37, was having another stroke.

“Because my sister had suffered from stroke before, I recognized the warning signs and knew to call 9-1-1,” Wall said. “I know stroke is something that can happen to anyone at any time and if it does, you have to act quickly. The longer you wait, the worse it can be.” «Read the rest of this article»

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