You can prevent a stroke!

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From the Canadian Health Network

Stroke, a brain attack, is a medical emergency. It happens when blood flow to a part of the brain is cut off. Brain cells in the injured area become damaged or die due to lack of oxygen. The effects of stroke can be devastating to both the victim and the victim's family, particularly when the victim is robbed of strength and independence thereby affecting their personal relationships and ability to work.

Fortunately, this emergency is avoidable. "Stroke can be prevented by what we call risk factor control," says Jeerakathil. There are certain conditions and lifestyle choices that can put you at a greater, or lesser, risk for stroke.

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June is Stroke Awareness month!