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Strokes or "Brain Attacks" are all too common. Anyone at any age can have a stroke. It is very important to learn the facts about strokes and to be able to identify the signs and symptoms. Prevention of a stroke according to the CDC can include eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, limiting alcohol, and keeping low blood pressure and cholesterol (http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=8632596).
If there is an instance when you or someone else is experiencing the symptoms of a stroke it is key to act FAST!
Awareness Tools for Healthcare Professionals
- Strokeawareness.com provides a myriad of helpful tools for healthcare professionals that explain the importance of stroke prevention. Here you can download tools or order free printed materials.
- Take and have your patients take this interactive pledge to help prevent your risk of stroke. This webpage also includes risk prevention resources.
More helpful information about strokes:
- Listen to the fast and informative podcast about preventing strokes here
- Images to help spread awareness about strokes on social media
- Frequently asked questions about strokes
- Stroke treatments including how to prevent a second stroke and rehabilitation
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services blog about strokes and the risk it poses for women.