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When it comes to stroke, knowing your risk factors, recognizing symptoms and acting quickly can save you from death or permanent disability.

“Stroke, until recently, has been the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States,” said John M. Whapham, MD, MS, FSNIS, medical director of Stroke and Endovascular Neurosugery at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. “A stroke occurs when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to part of the brain. This is caused by a blockage, rupture, or injury of a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. Someone in our country experiences a stroke every 45 seconds. Too often people do not recognize when a stroke is happening, losing critical time.”

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Volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to serve as parenting instructors and patient advocates for the “Your First Look” East Toledo Women’s Center located at 101 Main Street, Suite 4, in the historic Weber Block Building.

A program of Heartbeat of Toledo, the center is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Services available include free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, options counseling and parenting lessons, according to Leeann Beach, patient services director.

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From the American Counseling Association

It’s inevitable. Change happens. Often it’s something minor, but it can also be a major change that leaves you feeling frightened, stressed and unsure of what’s coming next.

But change doesn’t have to be upsetting or a negative situation. It’s your choice whether you want to see a transition as an opportunity for growth and improvement, or whether you want to desperately hang on to the status quo and stay in your comfort zone.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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