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U.S. Health Officials Urge Lifestyle Changes to Cut Stroke Risk
Date:10/27/2011

ople face a higher risk of stroke. Blacks are nearly twice as likely as whites to have a first stroke, and Hispanics also have a higher risk than whites. Blacks and Hispanics are more likely than whites to die after a stroke.

According to the CDC, there are more than 2 million strokes and heart attacks in the United States each year. Treatment for these and other vascular diseases account for about $1 of every $6 spent on health care.

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There's more on the warning signs of stroke at the National Stroke Association.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, Oct. 27, 2011


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