Updated March 29, 2019
Elad I. Levy, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery, says it is a common myth that only older people suffer from strokes. Warning signs can occur at any age, he says. “If you’re feeling tingling on half of your body, a facial droop, trouble speaking, severe headache, change in consciousness, get to Gates (Vascular Institute). Get to the stroke center. Because these are warning signs of a potentially fatal stroke,” he explains.