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May 25th, 2015 | Leave a comment by   in Neuroscience, Nutrition & Fitness, Wellness & Prevention

Are You ‘Stroke Smart’?

Types of Strokes

On the list of the nation’s leading causes of long-term disability – amidst accidents and injuries, cancer and heart disease – you may be surprised to find stroke, the so-called “brain attack”,  a sudden decrease in blood flow to the brain, often caused by a clot. More than 795,000 people experience strokes every year, but many do not receive proper treatment in time, potentially leading to severe disabilities. While prevention is critical, many people don’t realize they’re at risk. Understanding the risk factors, symptoms and treatments can save your life or the life of someone you care about. To help people understand their risks and develop their own prevention strategies, Baptist Health South Florida will present “Be Stroke Smart,” a free stroke prevention program on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, in the auditorium at Baptist Hospital, 8900 North Kendall Drive. Chief of neurology Allan Herskowitz, M.D., of the Baptist Health Neuroscience...

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