THOUGHT FOR TODAY ~ Five Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Strokes

Our family has a history of strokes. This fact really hit home when my grandmother had a massive one. It left me wondering what exactly a stroke was, how to prevent one, and why this affected the women in my family more than the men.

According to the FDA Office of Women's Health, strokes are not discriminate; close to the same number of women have strokes as men. Strokes do not discriminate by race or age either, though adults over the age of 40 are most likely to have a stroke.

What follows are five things everyone should know about strokes, not just women, or those with a family history of strokes:


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