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Cox Stroke Center

Providing state-of-the-art stroke care to residents of southwest Missouri.

Someone has a stroke every 45 seconds in the United States. Every year, more than 750,000 Americans have a new or recurrent stroke.
Source: National Stroke Association

Common symptoms of a "brain attack:"

  • sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • sudden severe headache with no known cause.

These warning signs may last a few moments and then disappear. Do not ignore these symptoms.

Call 911 or your local emergency number if you see or have any of these symptoms. Treatment can be more effective if given quickly. Every minute counts!
Source: National Stroke Association

Stroke is a "brain attack" that occurs in all age groups, in both sexes and in all races. It is the third most common cause of death, preceded only by heart disease and cancer. More than three million Americans live with the effects of stroke, and it is the number one cause of adult disability. Protect yourself and those you care about by learning and being able to recognize the warning signs listed above.

Established in 1998, Cox Stroke Center is the first stroke center of its kind in the Ozarks. The stroke team approach combines specially trained health care professionals and comprehensive, state-of-the art treatment for stroke patients with a full continuum of care from prevention, diagnosis and quick intervention to rehabilitation, community education and support.

Cox Stroke Center is a member of the National Stroke Associationís Stroke Network. Cox Stroke Center was awarded community education grants in 1999 and 2000 by the National Stroke Association as part of its Be Stroke Smart Community Education Initiative. The pilot project supports local grassroots educational efforts.

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