Signs of a stroke

  Every year, approximately 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. In fact, it’s the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Even so, many people don’t know very much about this acute medical condition. I realized that I was one of “those people” when my dad recently had a stroke. So, I…

Stroke takes place when the supply of blood to the brain is either interrupted or reduced. When this occurs, the brain does not get appropriate amounts of oxygen or nutrients, which can cause brain cells to die. The swiftness in which this happens is what makes a stroke very serious and even life-threatening.  There are…