Stroke is the third largest cause of death in America today. It's
also the leading cause of severe disability. People over 55 years old
have more chance of stroke, and the risk gets greater as you get older.
The good news is that 3.8 million people who have had strokes are alive today!
But it's important to know the warning signs (see below). You can
also take steps now to prevent stroke. Even making little changes toward
a healthy lifestyle can make a difference, so start now. The more you
learn about stroke, the more likely it is that you can prevent or
recover from one.