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 "ACCESSING THE WISDOM OF THE AGES"
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RECOGNIZING A STROKE 
 
Susie  is  recouping  at  an incredible pace for someone with a massive stroke  all  because  Sherry saw Susie stumble - - that is the key that isn't  mentioned  below  -and  then  she  asked  Susie  the  3 questions. So simple  --  this  literally  saved Susie's life - - Some angel sent it to Suzie's  friend  and  they  did just what it said to do. Suzie failed all three so then 9-1-1 was called. Even though she had normal blood pressure  readings and did not appear to be having a stroke as she could converse  to  some extent with the Paramedics who then took her to the hospital  right away. Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps.  Read and Learn!  Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.  Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke  victim  may suffer 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:

1. Ask the individual to SMILE.

2. Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
 
3. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE coherently, i.e., "It is sunny out today."

If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's (http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3008841)
annual meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people, you can bet at least one life will be saved. BE A FRIEND AND SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE, you could save their lives.

 

 
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