A Stroke Can Strike Anyone at Any Age. Here's the Warning Signs and 4 Ways to Reduce Your Risk

By Brady White
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Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, and perhaps more importantly, it is the leading cause of long-term disability. It happens when blood flow to part of your brain suddenly stops, either because a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain, which is called an ischemic stroke, or because a blood vessel in your brain bursts, referred to as a hemorrhagic stroke.