These are the signs to watch for with a stroke
"The Internet can be a wealth of information and well-meaning friends will often forward e-mails that look official or seem to make sense, such as how to look for signs of a stroke. Not all e-mails are accurate, however.
Snopes.com is a resource that can provide information on the accuracy of e-mails and whether they are hoaxes or urban legends. In response to e-mails about indicators of stroke, writers at snopes.com suggest following the guidelines recommended by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which notes these major signs of stroke: ...
From another site, extract:
Who would do such a thing? The same sort of people who have perpetuated some of the top urban legends such as the claim that Mr. Rogers had a former secret career as a trained assassin, and that ATM users can quickly contact police in the event of an attempted robbery by entering their PIN in reverse. The cyberspace is full of lies disguised as inspiration, political alerts, health warnings, and prayers. Many come complete with enhanced photographs. The ones that are especially ironic are those that state, “Even Snopes has confirmed this,” along with a link to Snopes that attributes it as false. People who forward such emails, obviously do not check the link themselves. (source: To Forward or Not to Forward? By Patti Maguire Armstrong catholicmom.com)
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Monday, January 18, 2010
Extract from Friday Flyer, January 10, 2010