8 Medical Emergencies To Be Addressed Now

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#1 Stroke: Facial Droop, Weak Arms, Slurred Speech

Public awareness of stroke symptoms has improved thanks to educational efforts, says Dr. Rade Vukmir, a spokesman for the American College of Emergency Physicians and a clinical adjunct professor of emergency medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. The FAST acronym is an easy way to recognize urgent stroke symptoms:
Face: One-sided facial drooping, or a crooked smile
Arm Weakness: Difficulty holding up an arm
Speech: Strange-sounding or slurred speech
Time: Call 911 right away because “time is brain.”

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