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Stroke

What is Stroke?

According to the CDC, a stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when something blocks blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. In either case, parts of the brain becomes damaged or die. A stroke can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death.

Signs of a Stroke: Act FAST!

Are you at risk?

Take the Stroke Risk Test: English|Español (PDF)

  • Conditions: High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Disease
  • Behaviors: Unhealthy Diet, Physical Inactivity, Obesity, Too Much Alcohol, Tobacco Use
  • Family History and other characteristics: Age, Sex, Race or Ethnicity

Steps to Prevent Stroke:

  • Eat a healthy diet; add more fruits and vegetables
  • Maintain a healthy weight by exercising regularly
  • Avoid tobacco use (including e-cigarettes)
  • Limit alcohol use
  • Control blood pressure
  • Check cholesterol
  • Manage diabetes (Link)
  • Manage heart Disease (Link)

Useful Resources

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Stroke and Heart Disease

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