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people/africanamericancouple.jpgCertain groups of Americans are more likely to have a stroke, which now ranks second as a cause of death worldwide. Learn if you are at risk and what you can do to avoid having a stroke.

While anyone can have a stroke, the American Stroke Association says African Americans are twice as likely to suffer one as White Americans and also are more likely to have high blood pressure and diabetes. Yet with stroke as the second leading cause of death worldwide, everyone needs to be aware of the dangers. Dr. Edgar Kenton says “The American Stroke Association wants you to use your power to end stroke. Find out if you are at risk and how to reduce your risk. Learn the stroke warning signs and what to do in a stroke emergency.”

All of this information can be found at the American Stroke Association website. It’s a great site to visit to learn about how you can reduce your risk, how stroke impacts the average person, and how to cope with life after a stroke.

 

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