Staying Alive


(Note: The editor of this page is not a medical professional. The following information was gathered from top medical websites, including the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School, plus reputable news sources such as the New York Times.)

WARNING SIGNS of Heart Attack, Stroke, Cardiac Arrest

Heart Attack Symptoms in WOMEN

Mayo Clinic: Heart Attack First Aid

Call 911, then CHEW and swallow a full-strength aspirin



Symptoms of a Stroke

Remember these letters: *F*A*S*T

  • *Face: Does the face droop on one side while trying to smile?

  • *Arms: Is one arm lower when trying to raise both arms?

  • *Speech: Can a simple sentence be repeated? Is speech slurred or strange?

  • *Time: During a stroke every minute counts. If you observe any of these signs,

  • call 911 immediately.

8 Things You Can Do to Prevent a Stroke

(Harvard Medical School)