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Empowering Yourself Against Stroke: What You Need to Know

By Intermountain Healthcare

The fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., stroke claims an estimated 800,000 lives/year. Generally speaking, people are not as well informed about how to protect themselves against stroke as they are for, say, cancer or heart disease. Since May is Stroke Awareness Month, we’ve compiled helpful information about this dangerous medical emergency, including an overview of who is vulnerable, how to protect against it, and what to do if you or someone you are with has a stroke.