May is Stroke Awareness Month: Prevention of Strokes

Stroke risk can be controlled easier than one might think. With the help of a doctor, many diseases that increase risk can be treated, while lifestyle risk factors such an unhealthy eating and smoking can be changed. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure…

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May is Stroke Awareness Month: Residual Effects of a Stroke and Going into Rehabilitation

In the United States more than 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year, and approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation. The goals of rehabilitation are to help survivors become as independent as possible and to attain the best possible quality of life. Even though rehabilitation does not “cure”…

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Getting More Potassium and Less Salt May Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Posted on the Harvard Health Blog by Reena Pande, M.D., Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School on APRIL 12, 2013, 2:05 PM. To view the original article, click here. This article is being reposted as part of an awareness and education campaign during Stroke Awareness Month. Salt is a cheap, easy way to turn…

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