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- Website: Patient.co.uk
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Learn the signs of stroke in this video. Call an ambulance if you or someone you know shows these signs. Stop smoking, treat high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes, lose weight if needed, be active, eat healthy and only drink alcohol in moderation to decrease your risk.
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stroke, heart health, cardiovascular disease, TIA, haemorrhagic , ischaemic, FAST
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Rated on: 6/7/2016 4:08:46 PM
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