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May 9, 2014 · Leave a Comment

#StrokeMonth: It’s a Numbers Game

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia 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


May 2, 2014 · Leave a Comment

#StrokeMonth: TIAs – The Warnings Most Ignore

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Many people experience a warning prior to a stroke. But often it goes unnoticed, especially when you’re young and otherwise healthy, like Lorena Rivera, 44. A nurse educator at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, Rivera was the picture of good health. She didn’t drink or smoke, had good blood pressure, and ate a healthful diet. She […]

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Tags: American Stroke Association, David Miller, Kevin Barrett, Lorena Rivera, MayoClinicFL, power to end stroke, stroke, strokemonth, TIA, transient ischemic attack


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