Blacks and Strokes: What You Need to Know

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  • 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?
  • Most Strokes are Preventable
  • The Stats: Blacks and Strokes
  • How Serious Are Strokes?
  • Do You Know What a Stroke Looks Like?

Stop Smoking!

Smoking increases your risks of heart disease and high blood pressure, causes clots in your vessels, damages cells that line the vessel walls—all of which can increase your chance of stroke too. 

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