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Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Stroke affects approximately 700,000 people every year, but most adults can't name even a single symptom of stroke. Can you?


Symptoms include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness
  • Sudden vision problems
  • Sudden difficult walking or dizziness
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Sudden trouble speaking or understanding

May is stroke month and a good time to make sure you know the signs and symptoms  and learn how you can reduce your risk.


Know the Signs, Now Take the Quiz


Think you know the stroke warning signs? Test your knowledge: Take the Stroke Quiz


Do You Know the Signs?


Most adults can't name even a single symptom of a stroke. Before reading this article, could you? Do you know what to do if someone is experiencing the symptoms of a stroke?


Date Published: 05/10/2008

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