Blacks and Strokes: What You Need to Know

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  • 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?
  • Most Strokes are Preventable
  • The Stats: Blacks and Strokes
  • How Serious Are Strokes?

Why Us?

We are disproportionately affected by strokes because we disproportionately have the diseases that increase our risk for one: Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.  Not having these diseases under control with meds—another common problem—increases our risk as well. 

(Photo: Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

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