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May 05, 2018

American Stroke Month
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May is American Stroke Month. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Robert D. Brown Jr., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the warning signs of stroke and tips for prevention. Also on the podcast, Dr. Jeannie Sperry, a psychologist at Mayo Clinic, explains how the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center can help those suffering with chronic pain. And Dr. Karen L. Andrews, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the challenges faced by amputees and how rehabilitation can help with the physical, emotional and social challenges they face.
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Mayo Clinic Radio: American Stroke Month
May is American Stroke Month. According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the nationís No. 5 killer and a leading cause of long-term disability. The American Stroke Associationís statistics show, on average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds, and every 4 minutes someone dies from one. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Prompt treatment is crucial to minimize brain damage and potential complications.
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