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Signs of a Stroke

By April 8, 2008 - 9:18am
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Has anyone heard of important tips that would aid in determining if you, or a loved one, is experiencing a stroke?

We’ve probably all seen e-mails circulating over the past few years about the signs of a stroke. After another e-mail last night, decided to go straight to the American Stroke Association for the real answer. So, here are five ways to determine if someone you know just had a stroke:

Walk – Is his or her balance off?
Talk – Is his/her face slurred or face droopy?

Reach – Is one side weak or numb?
See -- Is the person’s vision all or partially lost?
Feel – Does he or she have a severe headache?

The program is part of a joint effort between the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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