Stroke Awareness Month

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Stroke Awareness Month

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Learn how to get involved at www.stroke.org/NSAM2016. There you’ll find tools, resources, and free downloads to get started.

There are nearly 130,000 stroke deaths each year—that’s one in 20 deaths. A stroke can happen to anyone at any age. But up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. The first step is taking control. Visit: www.stroke.org/prevent Although you can’t control every risk factor, there are steps you can take today to reduce your chances of stroke. Make your choice—how your story ends is mostly up to you. Watch this video and share with your family and friends.

High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for stroke. Nearly 67 million people in the U.S. have it but almost a third are unaware of their condition. Learn how to control your blood pressure at
http://www.stroke.org/stroke-resources/library/stroke-and-high-blood-pressure

Stroke kills twice as many women as Breast Cancer does every year. Learn more at www.stroke.org/awareness.

More than 6.2 million people in the U.S. are unaware that they have diabetes. People with diabetes have an increased risk for stroke. Learn more about stroke and diabetes and stroke risk at www.stroke.org/DiabetesBrochure

People who are physically active are five times less likely to suffer a stroke. How much physical activity will help lower your risk? Find out at www.stroke.org/lifestyle-risk

 

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