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Public Service Announcements from National Stroke Association
This year, approximately 750,000 Americans will needlessly suffer from a disabling and often-deadly disease: stroke. Although stroke is the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S., the understanding of stroke among Americans is surprisingly low.
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Along with all the other bad things that cholesterol does, it turns out that it's a risk factor for strokes. The good news from National Stroke Association is that you can control your cholesterol, by exercising regularly, eating right, and asking your doctor about medicines that can help lower your cholesterol--like statins. Lowering cholesterol has been shown to reduce the risk of a first stroke. And, if you've already had a stroke, it's even more important that you lower your cholesterol. Lower your chances of stroke, by controlling your cholesterol levels. Talk to your doctor, and visit "stroke"-dot-org, today.
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We don't get many second chances; this one could save your life. A "T-I-A"--or "transient ischemic attack"--is a mini-stroke. Symptoms usually go away within 24 hours--and you feel fine again. But, if you don't get to a stroke center or hospital fast, you risk a full-fledged stroke that can change your life forever. Don't take that chance; contact National Stroke Association at 1-800-"STROKES"--or visit "stroke"-dot-org--and find out more about recognizing stroke symptoms, fast. Do it now--while there's still time.
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