Ladies, Here's How to Prevent a Stroke from Happening to You

February 13, 2014 7:29 PM

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Ladies, Here's How to Prevent a Stroke from Happening to You

At the time he had his stroke, I was hardly aware that strokes even happened to people under the age of 80. Since then, of course, I've come in contact with many people whose lives have been dramatically altered by strokes at relatively young ages, and seen how devastating it can be to have your life interrupted in that way.

While strokes often seem like fluke occurrences -- happening suddenly in the life of someone who by all accounts appears to be healthy -- the National Stroke Association says, "Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable." To lower my risk, I exercise frequently, eat lots of vegetables and fruits, a...

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