Mississippi Link Newswire
May is recognized as American Stroke Month.
A stoke is a “brain attack” when one of the blood vessels in the brain ruptures or becomes clogged by a blood clot that reaches the brain.
Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time and at any age. According to the National Stroke Association one-third of people in the U.S. cannot identify a single symptom of stroke.
Stroke is one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., claiming the lives of about 1,500 Mississippians each year. African-American men and women are at a substantially higher risk of dying from stroke.
National Stroke Association has launched a campaign to inform and spread awareness about stroke and prevention. The campaign presents different vehicles to raising awareness.
Information about the campaign and possible awareness tactics can be found at http://www.stroke.org/stroke-resources/raise-awareness-stroke/national-stroke-awareness-month.
The Mississippi Link Newspaper will have a feature story about stroke during this awareness month. If a stroke has affected you or a loved one in any way, share your story by contacting Mississippi Link Intern Diamond Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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