The warning signs spell the first four letters of the word stroke.

This has been doing the rounds on the social media sites.  It is great information.  So if you have not seen it, take a look:

S   *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T   *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (i.e. It is sunny out today.)

R   *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

O   *Oral Sign, can they stick out their tongue and move it to the right and left.

IF he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

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