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May is Stroke Awareness Month

Most strokes can be prevented; when a stroke does occur, it may be treatable if evaluated quickly in the hospital

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and physicians want patients to understand that most stroke cases may be prevented.

1 in 20 adult deaths are due to strokes, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US.

Stroke is a term that physicians use when a part of the brain is damaged because of a problem with blood flow.

Strokes can happen when:

• An artery going to the brain gets clogged or closes off, and part of the brain goes without blood for too long. This accounts for approxim...