May is Stroke Awareness Month, Virginia Mason Dr. Fatima Milfred tells us the stroke signs to look out for and how to take preventative measures.

Dr. Milfred is a Vascular Neurologist specializing in strokes and neuroscience. She encourages anyone experiencing stroke symptoms to call 911 immediately and to look for the signs, F.A.ST:

  1. Face dropping
  2. Arm weakness
  3. Speech difficulty
  4. Time to call 911.

For more information on strokes and Virginia Mason, click here.

Join Virginia Mason for their annual "Strike Out Stroke" event:

Please join Virginia Mason and area neurology healthcare providers for the 5th Annual Strike Out Stroke event at Safeco Field on Friday, May 19th at 5 pm. Together we will raise awareness about stroke warning signs and how to respond F.A.S.T. To buy tickets or for more information, please visit: and enter the promo code: STROKE for ticket discount and $3 donation to area stroke organizations.