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This Year's 'World Stroke Day' Focuses on What Individuals Can Do to Help Fight Stroke

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association ConsumerFeature


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, IS THIS YEAR'S "WORLD STROKE DAY".  THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND THE AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION ARE JOINING OTHER INTERNATIONAL HEALTH-ORGANIZATIONS, TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE ABOUT THE GLOBAL THREAT OF STROKE.  THIS YEAR'S THEME IS "WHAT CAN I DO?"  STROKE IS THE THIRD-LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES, THE SECOND-LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE WORLD, AND A LEADING CAUSE OF SEVERE, LONG-TERM DISABILITY.  IN FACT, EVERY 40 SECONDS, SOMEONE SUFFERS A STROKE.  EVERYONE CAN TAKE ACTION AGAINST STROKE:  "WORLD STROKE DAY" SPONSORS ARE ASKING INDIVIDUALS TO COMMIT TO LEARN ABOUT STROKE RISKS AND WARNING-SIGNS.  IN ADDITION, PEOPLE CAN VOLUNTEER TO HELP EDUCATE OTHERS ABOUT STROKE; ADVOCATE FOR LAWS IN THEIR STATE TO BOTH IMPROVE STROKE TREATMENT AND REDUCE DISPARITIES; OR DONATE TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT FOCUS ON STROKE.  TO LEARN MORE, VISIT "STROKE-ASSOCIATION"-ORG.


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