World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day is celebrated globally on October 29 every year. This year the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is highlighting the importance of acting F.A.S.T. and secondary stroke prevention.

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Strokes can happen to anyone, at any age. In fact, globally about one in four adults over the age of 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime. Even so, most adults in the U.S. don’t know the F.A.S.T warning signs of a stroke, and that stroke is largely treatable if you call 911 as soon as you recognize the symptoms.

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