Taking care of ourselves (strokes)

Posted: June 10, 2008 in Our Health

African Americans are twice as likely to die from stroke as Caucasians. The rate of first strokes in African Americans is almost double that of Caucasians. Compared with white males 45 to 54 years old, African American males in the same age group have a threefold greater risk of ischemic stroke. (source)

  1. Dorothee says:

    Thanks for this post!! Keep up the great work.

  2. jk says:

    thanks for posting! my father passed away due to a stroke and i think it’s really important that the stroke awareness campaign grow in the same way heart attack awareness has.

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