Stroke Down to Fifth-Leading Killer in U.S. -- Here's What the Statistical Change Really Means

January 12, 2015 10:45 PM

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In the 1970s, Joseph Broderick was a resident at the Mayo Clinic in need of a focus for his fellowship. He decided to give stroke research a try.

Part of the lure was all the unanswered questions, like: Who is most likely to have a stroke? Why do they have it when others seemingly like them don't? Is stroke getting more or less common? What can be done to prevent it?

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