Blacks and Strokes: What You Need to Know

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  • 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
  • May is National Stroke Awareness Month!
  • What is a Stroke?

How Serious Are Strokes?

Not all strokes look the same: Small strokes can just be experienced as pain in one’s arms or legs while severe strokes can cause paralysis and take away someone’s ability to speak. Some people recover completely from strokes, though 75 percent of survivors have some type of disability.  

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