Weakness. You may feel a sudden weakness, tingling, or a loss of feeling on 1 side of your face or body including your arm or leg.
Vision problems. You may have sudden double vision or trouble seeing in 1 or both eyes.
Speech problems. You may have sudden trouble talking, slurred speech, or problems understanding others.
Headache. You may have a sudden, severe headache.
Movement problems. You may have sudden trouble walking, dizziness, a feeling of spinning, a loss of balance, a feeling of falling, or blackouts.
Seizure. You may also have a seizure with a large or hemorrhagic stroke.
Remember: If you have any of these symptoms, call 911 and your doctor as soon as possible.
B.E. F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the signs of a stroke. When you see these signs, you will know that you need to call 911 fast.
B is for balance - Sudden dizziness may occur. The person cannot stand or balanced with one leg evelated.
E is for eyesight - Vision may become blurred. When the person looks at nearby objects they may be difficult to see.
F is for face drooping - One side of the face is drooping or numb. When the person smiles, the smile is uneven.
A is for arm weakness - One arm is weak or numb. When the person lifts both arms at the same time, one arm may drift downward.
S is for speech difficulty - You may notice slurred speech or difficulty speaking. The person can't repeat a simple sentence correctly when asked.
T is for time to dial 911 - If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if they go away, call 911 immediately. Make note of the time the symptoms first appeared.
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Spectrum Health Lakeland is taking the following steps related to public events through May 31, 2020.
Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph received an “A” grade and Lakeland Hospital Niles received a "B" grade in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
Spectrum Health Lakeland and Krasl Art Center (KAC) are partnering to develop a pop-up art and wellness exhibit to help address the behavioral health challenges faced by community members in Southwest Michigan.
Hiro, a two-year-old male German shepherd from Slovakia, joins handler, Chris Aungst, a retired police officer with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.
Spectrum Health Lakeland, in collaboration with Versiti Blood Centers, has begun treating COVID-19 patients with blood plasma from patients who have recovered from the disease.
In support of the statewide efforts to increase testing for COVID-19 across Michigan, especially among vulnerable populations, Berrien County officials are pleased to report a recent partnership with the Michigan National Guard and Michigan State Police.
Spectrum Health Lakeland continues to provide care for a multitude of health concerns and wants the community to know its hospitals and clinics are safely and effectively caring for all patients every day.
The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in southwest Michigan.
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund has awarded Spectrum Health Lakeland with a $55,474 grant in support of a pop-up art and wellness exhibit.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 that temporarily requires all Michigan residents to “suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life”
Spectrum Health is offering free screening for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Studies have shown domestic violence rates rise with times of stress similar to what workplaces, schools, and communities around the country are facing during COVID-19
In honor of frontline health care workers at Spectrum Health Lakeland, Andrews University has commissioned an art installation which was recently unveiled within the Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion.