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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Health - Warning Signs Of Stroke

Someone I know, relatively young and in good health, had one recently. It was mild, but luckily he recognized the signs and called for an ambulance.

Memorize these signs:

* Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
* Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
* Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
* Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
* Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

And if you see them in yourself or anyone you know, take the advice proferred by the American Stroke Association, here.

Reuters carries a report on the phenonmenon that I consider a must-read.

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