Nearly 800,000 strokes occur each year in the U.S. and are among the leading causes of disability. This podcast discusses ways to prevent strokes from occurring. Created: 10/31/2013 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/31/2013. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
World Stroke Day – October 29, 2013
Recorded: October 29, 2013; posted: October 31, 2013
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Strokes are caused by either an obstruction of blood flow to the brain or bleeding in the brain. Nearly 800,000 strokes occur each year in the U.S. and are among the leading causes of disability. Most strokes can be prevented. Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes; maintaining a healthy weight; eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in fat; limiting alcohol consumption; and quitting smoking can all decrease your chances of having a stroke. If you think someone is having a stroke, call 911and get medical help immediately. The chance of survival and recovery is higher if you get treatment right away.
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