Stroke: Protecting Your Brain

This year alone, nearly 800,000 Americans will have strokes, and about 150,000 will die as a result. Although young people can also have strokes, almost 75% of stroke patients are older than age 65. Strokes are slightly more common in women than men, and the risk is double for African Americans.

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