May is National Stroke Awareness Month

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - A stroke occurs when something blocks the blood supply in the brain or a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Jaymie St. Peter, a Nurse Practitioner at Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital, says knowing the signs and symptoms could save a life.

"Some of these signs and symptoms include sudden onset of numbness or weakness in an arm, a leg, your face; sudden onset of dizziness, confusion, trouble speaking, you have sudden onset of severe headaches, difficulty walking or loss of balance," says Jaymie St. Peter.