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May 9, 2014

#StrokeMonth: It’s a Numbers Game

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Written by Lesia Mooney, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Primary Stroke Center in Florida. 795,000. That’s the number of people annually in the United States who have a stroke. 130,000. That’s the number of Americans who die each year due to stroke.  $36.5 billion. That’s the cost of stroke annually, which includes the cost of health care […]

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Tags: American Stroke Association, High Blood Pressure, high cholesterol, Lesia Mooney, MayoClinicFL, stroke, stroke center, strokemonth


February 17, 2010

Mayo Blood Pressure Screening at Mall of America

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

High blood pressure is a major risk factor heart disease. The persistent increased pressure forces the heart to work against itself. Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist Kathy Zarling explains high blood pressure, the associated risks, and how you can control your own risk factors. Kathy will be part of a community blood pressure screening […]

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Tags: Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Mall of America, Mayo Clinic


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