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Making Rounds on Fox10 News | Stroke risk factors in young adults with Dr. Christopher Southwood

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Christopher Southwood, M.D., recently spoke to FOX10 News during the Making Rounds segment about stroke risk factors and the increases of stroke in younger individuals.

Risk factors can include:

  • Smoking/vaping
  • Increased sedentary lifestyle
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity

Your annual appointment with primary care provider is your first line of defense in assessing and mitigating risk factors for stroke. Find a physician near you at

Knowing the signs of a stroke can help improve outcomes, by initiating access to treatment urgently. Use the simple acronym, BEFAST for stroke, and call 911.

B - Balance loss
E - Eye blurriness
F - Facial weakness
A - Arm weakness
S - Speech problems
T - Time to call 911!

Dr. Christopher Southwood is board-certified in neuro-critical care and is fellowship-trained in stroke neurology and endovascular surgical neuroradiology. 

To watch this video with closed captioning, please click here.