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The Na­tional Stroke Foun­da­tion rec­om­mends the F.A.S.T. test as an easy way to re­mem­ber the most com­mon signs of stroke. Us­ing the F.A.S.T. test in­volves ask­ing th­ese sim­ple ques­tions: ■ Face – Check their face. Has their mouth drooped? ■ Arms – Can they lift both arms? ■ Speech – Is their speech slurred? Do they un­der­stand you? ■ Time – Is crit­i­cal. If you see any of th­ese signs call 000 straight away.

Self Care Fact Cards are avail­able and in­clude top­ics such as high blood pres­sure, weight and health, and di­a­betes type 2, as well as life­style top­ics such as fat and choles­terol, smok­ing, al­co­hol, ex­er­cise and the heart.

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