May is Stroke Awareness Month, with many programs across the county and country highlighting how to recognize and respond to a stroke victim.

The acronym B.E.F.A.S.T – Balance, Eyes, Facial drooping or numbness, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty and Time to call 911 – is used as an easy way to remember what to look out for if someone appears to be having a stroke.

To learn more about Hoag’s Stroke Program or to take a Stroke Risk Assessment test, go to: