Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Canada and stroke awareness

While Stroke Awareness Month in the United States was in May, our northern neighbor marks Stroke Awareness Month in June, according to CTV News:
June is Stroke Awareness Month across Canada. Strokes are the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in Saskatchewan. That's why the Heart and Stroke Foundation is spending this upcoming month urging Saskatchewan residents, especially women, to educate themselves about the prevention and warning signs of stroke.
Despite all the efforts of government agencies, nonprofits and others, many people are not aware of stroke signs and symptoms, and what to do if someone is having a stroke. Awareness has a long way to go.

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