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Please Read-Easy way to identify stroke!

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    I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!
    STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R.
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    A friend who instructs in First Aid sent this and encouraged
    me to post it and spread the word. I agree.
    If everyone can remember something this simple,
    we could save some folks. Seriously..
    Please read:
    STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
    During a BBQ, a lady stumbled and took a little fall,
    she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered
    to call paramedics) .....she said she had just tripped
    over a brick because of her new shoes.
    They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of
    food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, she went
    about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
    Her husband called later telling everyone that his
    wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm she
    passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ.
    Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke,
    perhaps she would be with us today. Some don't die,
    they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
    It only takes a minute to read this...
    A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim
    within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a
    stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke
    recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient
    medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
    RECOGNIZING A STROKE
    Thank God for the sense to remember the
    "3" steps, STR . Read and Learn!
    Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.
    Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The
    stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when
    people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke .
    Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke
    by asking three simple questions:
    S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
    T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE
    (Coherently) i.e. It is sunny out today)
    R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .
    If he or she has trouble withANY ONE of these tasks,
    call 999/911 immediately and describe the
    symptoms to the dispatcher.
    New Sign of a Stroke ------- Stick out Your Tongue
    NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person
    to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked',
    if it goes to one side or the other , that is also an ​
    indication of a stroke.
    A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this
    e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that
    at least one life will be saved.
     
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