Tuesday, September 14, 2010

'Act Fast' aims to save New Zealand stroke victims

Much of New Zealand is beautiful with friendly, smart people.

So it's good to know that country uses a campaign to increase stroke awareness, a topic that is near and dear to me. And the theme of "Act Fast" is key. Time = brain, as this blog has stated before. Know stroke signs and get help quickly. It could save a life or prevent permanent disability.

The article - from the Otago Daily Times - gives the sobering facts, too, about the how "young" stroke patients can be:

A quarter of New Zealanders who experience a stroke each year are aged under 65, the Stroke Foundation says, before Stroke Awareness Week begins on Monday.

The non-profit organisation is promoting the message "Act Fast" to help everyone spot the symptoms of the third-largest killer in the country and how acting fast can save lives.

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