Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study

February 12, 2015 10:00 PM

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THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live in a region of the United States known as the "stroke belt" are not more likely to be hospitalized for stroke than those who don't live there, a new study finds.

Adults in the stroke belt -- located in the southeastern United States -- are more likely to be hospitalized for stroke and die from it than adults in other parts of the country, researchers say. Previous research has also found that youngsters in the stroke belt may be more likely to die from strok...

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