Monday, May 10, 2010

Myth: Strokes only happen to the elderly (Part 2)

Last week, we talked about the myth that strokes happen only to the elderly.

More news still showing that  strokes aren't limited to the elderly:
"We see stroke victims of all ages," said Michele Peaches, a nurse at HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital. "Some people think, 'Well I'm in my 30s or 40s, and its something I'll be concerned about when I'm elderly,' and that's just not the case.

"With the inactive lifestyles and unhealthy diets that are so prevalent today, everyone is at risk — young and old."

During May, Stroke Awareness Month, remember that even for the 30s and younger, you need to educate yourself about what to see and what to do when a stroke occurs.

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