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Busting Through 12 Myths About Strokes

2. Stroke Symptoms Aren’t Subtle

The same source says you don’t have to be a medical professional to recognize when someone is suffering a stroke. “Three-quarters of the time, even a lay-person can diagnose a stroke very easily,” notes GoRedForWomen.

The site notes you can apply the FAST test, which refers to the face, arm, speech, and time. If you see facial droop, or the victim is slurring their speech, those are pretty obvious signs to get medical help as quickly as possible.

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