Blacks and Strokes: What You Need to Know

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  • May is National Stroke Awareness Month!
  • What is a Stroke?
  • Most Strokes are Preventable
  • The Stats: Blacks and Strokes
  • How Serious Are Strokes?
  • Do You Know What a Stroke Looks Like?
  • We Are Less Likely to Immediately Call 911
  • Why Us?
  • Stop Smoking!
  • What You Can’t Control
  • Reclaim Your Health

Most Strokes are Preventable

While up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, nearly 795,000 people in the U.S. still will have a stroke each year. Strokes are linked to obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and not exercising. 

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