Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., and they don’t just occur in older adults. This podcast discusses ways to lessen your chances of having a stroke. Created: 6/5/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 6/5/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
National Stoke Awareness Month, May 2014
Recorded: June 3, 2014; posted: June 5, 2014
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., and they don’t just occur in older adults. Anyone can have a stroke at any age. Leading risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, and a family history of stroke.
Most strokes are preventable. Decrease your chances of having a stroke by eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol consumption, and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol.
As with many health problems, making healthy choices is the key to preventing this common and serious condition.
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