Noticing a stroke F.A.S.T

Strokes are the world’s second-leading cause of death 5th in The United States.

Experts estimate someone is having a stroke every 2 seconds and 1 in 6 will have a stroke in their lifetime.

Strokes are often a devastating, however they are a largely treatable disease.

Recognizing a stroke right away and calling 9-1-1 is imperative to saving lives, but many people do not know the warning signs of stroke and may miss the narrow treatment window.

News 11’s Max Tarlton will have a full report tonight on KYMA’s Early Edition at 5 p.m.

The American Heart Association and The American Stroke Association are also asking people to share a song promoting awareness. Tha Hip Hop Doc, Rani Whitfield, M.D., and Artist Dee-1’s “F.A.S.T. Song” to help people to remember the most common stroke warning signs.

The full video and song can be seen and heard here.

For more information about strokes visit

About The Author

Max Tarlton is an Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist currently reporting and producing for KYMA News 11. Max comes to Yuma from Chicago where he worked as a news writer for WGN News. He’s also a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Max is excited to be a part of the KYMA team. Catch him in action on “Sunrise” every morning at 6 a.m. If you have a story idea, don’t hesitate to reach out: or on twitter: @MaxTarlton

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