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Have You Had the S-Talk Yet?

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Have you had the S-Talk yet? No, not that S-Talk. That's so 1970s, and in fact, I'm sure most kids today could teach ME a thing or two about nature's discourse. Your parents had that talk with you. Now it's time to pay it back by talking to them, about that other s-word: strokes. 

Even though June was officially 'stroke' month, this kind of conversation can and must take place throughout the year. It's simple and truly can save lives. That's why the Heart & Stroke Foundation has taken the awkward factor out of the chat by creating this e-card to educate your nears and dears about the signs of stroke: 

  • Weakness - Sudden loss of strength or sudden numbness in the face, arm or leg, even if temporary.
  • Headache - Sudden severe and unusual headache
  • Trouble speaking - Sudden difficulty speaking or understanding or sudden confusion, even if temporary.
  • Dizziness - Sudden loss of balance, especially with any of the above signs.
  • Vision problems - Sudden trouble with vision, even if temporary.

Apparently there are over 50,000 strokes occurring in Canada each year—roughly one stroke every 10 minutes! Another shocker: more women than men die from stroke. Don't let it happen to you, like it did to this woman. I will never forget how heart-wrenching it was to watch my great aunt, so vivacious and well, loud, lose her speech entirely and much of her mobility, from a stroke. 

Send your S-Talk e-card today...