The Girl's Guide to Preventing Stroke

By Christian Millman

Forget what you've heard about strokes -- it's not just an old lady problem anymore.

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Are You at Risk for a Stroke?

Despite life-saving advancements in treatment, stroke is on the rise among younger and younger people, says Cheryl D. Bushnell, MD, director of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's stroke center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The good news is more than 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Read on for our guide to symptoms to watch out for and controllable risk factors, with special resources from the American Stroke Association, Go Red for Women, and more.

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