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Know the signs of a stroke

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) - May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and WellSpan Health wants to make sure everyone knows the signs and symptoms.

The warning signs are weakness in one arm or on one side of the body, speech that is slurred or doesn't make sense, sagging or drooping on one side of the face, and sudden confusion.

Sometimes, these symptoms aren't really obvious or don't last long.

WellSpan York Hospital recently achieved a comprehensive stroke designation, adding to WellSpan's network of certified primary stroke centers in Ephrata, Gettysburg, and Lebanon.

"We are among the top three percent of the hospitals in the country that have obtained such status that can treat stroke medically and from a state of the art surgical perspective," said Dr. Grant Sorkin, surgical director if the hospital's stroke program.

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