May is Stroke Awareness Month; Know Your Risks

Posted by Mama Yauk Friday, May 18, 2012 0 comments

Every 40 seconds,
someone in the United States has a stroke. In 2008 alone, more than 133,000 Americans
died from stroke—or one person every four minutes— making it the fourth leading
cause of death in the United States.

A stroke,
sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when a blockage stops the flow of blood
to the brain or when a blood vessel in or around the brain bursts. Although

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