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N.C. Lawmakers Learning About Effects Of Strokes On State

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RALEIGH, N.C. — State lawmakers are getting an education on the burden of strokes on North Carolina.

They are getting stroke screenings, education on the warning signs and testimonials from stroke survivors like Rep. Larry Justus. Dr. Larry Goldstein, chairman of the event, said legislation going through Congress can help North Carolinians.

"[It] includes grants to the states to help us organize our stroke-related care, so no matter where you live in the state, you can get the most optimum care for stroke," he said.

"The biggest thing we want to impress upon people is exercise, proper diet and watch their cholesterol and check with their doctors regularly to see how they're coming," Justus said.

Some of the warning signs of stroke include loss of vision in one eye, difficulty speaking and numbness on one side of the body.