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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – May is Pediatric Stroke Month to bring awareness to the signs and symptoms parents should know about in case their child has a stroke.

Dr. Kristin Gulliams, a Pediatric Neurologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, is in the studio today to talk about strokes in kids.

Although less common for children than adults, a pediatric stroke can still happen.

Parents should consider the acronym FAST:

  • Face looks uneven
  • Arms are hanging down
  • Slurred speech
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