Stroke Awareness Month: Identify your risk factors

May 28, 2018

Each year, May is designated as Stroke Awareness Month. At Tallahassee Memorial, we’ve actively participated in Stroke Awareness Month activities to help educate our community about stroke prevention, signs and symptoms, and the latest treatment options.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the country. Each year, approximately 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke. About one of four strokes happen in someone with a previous history of stroke and about 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. Although the risk increases with advanced age, a stroke can affect people of any age group.

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