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May 04, 2019

Stroke and Stroke Prevention
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May is National Stroke Awareness Month. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Robert D. Brown Jr., a Mayo Clinic neurologist and stroke expert, will discuss stroke and stroke prevention. Also on the program, Dr. Paul McKie, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, will explain when and why you might need a cardiac stress test. And Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a psychologist and co-chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, will have tips for being a good mental health consumer.
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Mayo Clinic Radio: Stroke Awareness
On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds, and every 4 minutes someone dies from one, according to the National Institutes of Health. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and causes more long-term disabilities than any other disease. The older you are, the more likely you are to have a stroke, as the risk of having a stroke more than doubles each decade after age 55.
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