Monday, June 16, 2008

Growing African American awareness

A blog devoted to African American-oriented issues, including health, posted an important item recently, with a title at home even here: Would you know if you were having a STROKE?

The article brings out some key points to ponder, quoting National Stroke Association statistics:
  • Half all black women will die from stroke or heart disease.
  • Blacks are twice as likely to die from stroke than whites.
  • In the 45-54 age group, black males have a three times greater risk than white males of having an ischemic stroke.
The blog links to a public service announcement video and gives some vital stroke facts. Plus, the National Stroke Association has lots of additional links and educational material focusing on the African American population and preventing strokes.

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