American Stroke Awareness Month: Risks for stroke, including those you can control

By Metro Creative

Adults from all walks of life likely know at least one individual who has suffered a stroke. That person could be a family member, friend, colleague, or other acquaintance. The likelihood of knowing someone who has had a stroke underscores just how prevalent stroke is and how necessary it is that people understand its risk factors.

According to the World Stroke Organization, there are more than 101 million people currently living who have experienced stroke. That group includes men, women and even children. No one is immune to stroke, but many instances of stroke can be prevented.

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