“Stroke of Fate” – The New York Times Sunday Review

“Tara was part of a disturbing health trend, according to a Washington Post piece that ran a month after she had the stroke. After years of declining in the elderly, the paper reported, strokes are rising among younger adults.”The New York Timesstroke

Stroke happens not only to elderly people; this New York Times column tells a story about an athletically fit young adult who had a stroke.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability. About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. One American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes, on average.”

There’s a lot more about stroke at the National Stroke Association Website.

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