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

What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when blood stops flowing to your brain and brain cells die. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. 

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