Phoebe raises awareness about stroke symptoms - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Phoebe raises awareness about stroke symptoms

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – If you were experiencing the first signs of a stroke, would you know it? Knowing the signs could save your life.

Phoebe Putney is trying to inform the community about stroke warning signs as part of stroke awareness month. Numbness and tingling in legs, arms and the mouth are first warning signs, as are dizziness, confusion and stuttering.

It's important you know the signs because someone you know could experience a stroke.  Frances Marthone said, "We have a high percentage of strokes with the diabetes and high blood pressure in our area. Stroke is a common side affect of hypertension that's untreated. So we do see a lot of strokes in this area."

Time is also of the essence when it comes to treating a stroke. The faster you get to an Emergency room, and seek treatment, the better your chances of recovery.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Crews repair back of convenience store following break-in

    Crews repair back of convenience store following break-in

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-06-25 16:48:33 GMT
    The back of the convenience store on Newton Road (Source: WALB)The back of the convenience store on Newton Road (Source: WALB)
    The back of the convenience store on Newton Road (Source: WALB)The back of the convenience store on Newton Road (Source: WALB)

    Crews are repairing the back of an Albany convenience store following an early morning break in. A red truck backed into the Citgo gas station's convenience store on Newton Road. 

    More >>

    Crews are repairing the back of an Albany convenience store following an early morning break in. A red truck backed into the Citgo gas station's convenience store on Newton Road. 

    More >>
  • Valdosta Fire Dept. welcomes 10 new recruits

    Valdosta Fire Dept. welcomes 10 new recruits

    Monday, June 25 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-06-25 15:55:25 GMT
    VFD has 10 new recruits to add to the fire department team. (Source: Ashlyn Becton)VFD has 10 new recruits to add to the fire department team. (Source: Ashlyn Becton)
    VFD has 10 new recruits to add to the fire department team. (Source: Ashlyn Becton)VFD has 10 new recruits to add to the fire department team. (Source: Ashlyn Becton)

    The Valdosta Fire Department held a family and friends day Saturday welcoming 10 new recruits to the team.  The event allowed the community to come out and welcome the new firefighters and their families to the Valdosta Fire Department family.  

    More >>

    The Valdosta Fire Department held a family and friends day Saturday welcoming 10 new recruits to the team.  The event allowed the community to come out and welcome the new firefighters and their families to the Valdosta Fire Department family.  

    More >>
  • breaking

    Breaking: Four face new charges in elder exploitation case

    Breaking: Four face new charges in elder exploitation case

    Monday, June 25 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-06-25 15:32:53 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    A new person has been charged in an elder exploitation case and three more are facing additional charges, according to the Dougherty County District Attorney.

    More >>

    A new person has been charged in an elder exploitation case and three more are facing additional charges, according to the Dougherty County District Attorney.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly