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Newsletter: Health Tip - Recognizing Strokes

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Health Tip - Recognizing Strokes

Researchers have discovered that non-medical people can recognize a stroke by asking the victim three simple questions. They are as follows:

  1. Ask the person to speak a simple sentence.

  2. Ask the person if they are able to smile.

  3. Ask the person to raise both arms.

Call 911 immediately if the person has trouble performing any of the above tasks Using this simple test could mean a faster diagnosis and treatment and help prevent brain damage.

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