How to Identify 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 with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.New Sign of a Stroke – Stick out Your Tongue

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 ┬áis also an indication of a stroke.

I wanted to pass this information along because it is important for people to be informed. Critical illness insurance pays the insured for various dread diseases but most coverage out there will cover the “big 3” i.e. Cancer, Heart Attack, Stroke.

How many times do we wake up to hear of another person, suddenly hospitalized with a dread disease, to fight courageously and pass? We know its happening more and more often. We live in a world filled with toxins.

I was recently shown a video from the far east of a child smoking a cigarette (i believe he was 2 years old). I was appalled that a parent would do that.

The diseases are real. It is a numbers game. We can fight them – but unfortunately it takes money. You may not be able to afford the best version of the coverage – that’s okay! Get what you can – for yourself, for your key people, for your kids.

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