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If someone becomes suddenly ill, what conditions should I care for first?

First care for life-threatening conditions such as unconsciousness; trouble breathing; no breathing; severe bleeding; severe chest pain; or signs of a stroke, such as weakness, numbness, or trouble with speech.

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