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May is American Stroke Month: Stroke Prevention and Identification

Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. But despite the fact that close to 1 million people will suffer from a stroke this year, only 1 in 4 Americans can name at least one warning sign of a stroke. Early intervention is incredibly important for stroke victims, because the sooner they are treated, the less likely they are to suffer from long-term disabilities. In honor of American Stroke Month, here are some F.A.S.T facts you should know about strokes:

Heart Disease Facts for National Wear Red Day

It’s National Wear Red Day, held annually on the first Friday of February to raise awareness about heart disease in women. While heart disease can affect all walks of life, it is estimated that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year.

Recent Study: Link Between Stress and Heart Attacks

If your New Year's resolution was to stress less, we have an important reason as to why you should follow through. In a recent study, researchers used brain imaging techniques to find that people with more active amygdalas have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.

#StrokeChat Recap

Earlier this week, the American Stroke Association hosted a #StrokeChat on Twitter with experts across the country to discuss stroke risk factors and more! Here's some of our key takeaways from the discussion.

Take Time for Health

Living a healthy lifestyle certainly takes commitment, but that doesn’t mean you have to do a total overhaul overnight. When it comes to your health, even just small changes you make can have big impacts.

Women and Stroke

Aside from high blood pressure, smoking, and being overweight, do you know what other stroke risk factors women face?

Stroke Risk Linked to Working Long Hours

The phrase “working yourself into an early grave” may unfortunately hold some truth, a recent study suggests. People who work 55 hours or more per week have a 33% greater risk of stroke and a 13% grater risk of coronary heart disease than employees working standard hours.