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FAST thinking could be life-saving during a stroke

Would you be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke? Do you know what to do if you suspect that you or a family member is having one? Signs of ischemic stroke include paralysis, particularly on one side of the body, difficulty with speech or vision, overall weakness and/or total loss of consciousness. Only about two out of three Americans can correctly identify at least one warning sign of stroke. To improve that statistic there is a quick and easy acronym -- F.A.S.T., which stands for: F -- Face Drooping A -- Arm Weakness S -- Speech Difficulty T -- Time to Call 9-1-1.
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