National Stroke Awareness Month in Anniston

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. And according to medical reports, stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 of every 19 deaths. And, although stroke is the fourth leading cause of death for Americans, the outcome of having a stroke that can result in death can vary with your response time. Medical officials say, time is critical with strokes. And, the medical personnel at Northeast Regional Medical Center want you informed on what signs to look for. There are preventative measures you can take to avoid stroke. Medical authorities say if you are a smoker; stop smoking, increase your daily exercise, monitor your cholesterol, and control high blood pressure. If you think you are having a stroke go to your local hospital’s emergency department immediately.

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