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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: October 8, 2020 01:03 PM
From: Representative Ryan E. Mackenzie
To: All House members
Subject: World Stroke Day October 29, 2020
I will soon be introducing a Resolution to recognize October 29, 2020 as World Stroke Day in Pennsylvania.

According to the American Stroke Association, a stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke and every four minutes, someone dies of stroke.

The signs of a stroke include drooping of the face, sudden arm weakness, speech difficulty, vision problems, trouble walking, and severe headache with no known cause. Immediate medical care for a stroke greatly improves outcomes because nearly 2 million brain cells die every minute a stroke goes untreated.

Please join me in cosponsoring this Resolution to help raise awareness of strokes and stroke prevention in Pennsylvania.

Introduced as HR1053