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Identifying the Signs of Stroke

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Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death among American women and number five for men. Each year strokes claim the lives of around 140,000 people.

The acronym F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) helps you to remember, and quickly respond to, the signs of a stroke:

  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Facial numbness
  • Unusual and severe headache
  • Vision loss
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Unsteady walk

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