If you're like most Americans, you plan for your future. When you take a job, you examine its benefit plan. When you buy a home, you consider its location and condition so that your investment is safe. Today, more and more Americans are protecting their most important asset--their health. Are you?
Stroke ranks as the third leading killer in the United States. A stroke can be devastating to individuals and their families, robbing them of their independence. It is the most common cause of adult disability. Each year more than 700,000 Americans have a stroke, with about 160,000 dying from stroke-related causes. Officials at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are committed to reducing that burden through biomedical research.
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Stroke Prevention - Warning Signs Question: Did you or someone else recognize the warning signs before you had a stroke? Describe your experience.
Stroke Prevention - Risk Question: Are you at risk for having a stroke?
Stroke Prevention - Treatable Risk Factors Question: If you are at risk for having a stroke, what health and lifestyle changes have you made?
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