May is Stroke Awareness Month!
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Strokes can occur at any age, but risk of stroke increases two fold every decade after age 55.
The biggest risk factor is high blood pressure. Controlling blood pressure, stress reduction, and exercise can reduce your risk dramatically.
If you suspect someone is having a stroke, get to the hospital as quickly as possible. Time is a huge factor in minimizing effects.
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