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Understanding and reducing your risk for stroke

Stroke is a condition that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the fifth-leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs. Every minute counts when you’re having a stroke. For every minute after a stroke occurs before treatment, 1.9 mi...Read More