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Stroke Awareness Month


Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults. About 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Stroke is preventable. You may be able to prevent stroke or lower your chances of having a stroke. Stroke is treatable. Learn the signs of stroke, and call 9-1-1 right away if you think someone might be having a stroke. Getting fast treatment is important to preventing death and disability from 
stroke.
 
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of adult disability.
 
There was a spike of 44% in the number of young Americans hospitalized due to stroke over the last decade.
 
Stroke causes the death of one in four Hispanic males and one in three Hispanic women.
 
Globally stroke affects 17 million people, of these nearly 6 million die and another 5 million are disabled.
 
Twice as many African Americans have strokes than Caucasians.