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A difficult, but thought-provoking issue is the case of Englishman,Tony Nicklinson. The 57-year-old suffered a stroke in 2005 and has lost all ability to move except for some facial motion--including ... Posted on 6/29/12 at 8:55 AM
Monday, September 10 was the first day of National Stroke Week and the day Dan Englund completed an epic 1,000 km running journey. That journey, a personal best, saw Dan raise more than $40,000 for the National Stroke Foundation and raise unparalleled awareness of stroke – its causes, prevention and treatment – in more than 20 rural communities in Queensland.
Every 45 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, which accounts for 795,000 victims each year.
While anyone can have a stroke, some factors can increase the risk, such as smoking, an unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, ethnicity, and family history of strokes.
It is also estimated that only 28 percent of stroke victims are younger than age 65.
The Minnesota Diabetes and Heart Health Collaborative (MN-DC) is urging the nearly 230,000 people with diabetes in the state to take steps to prevent heart disease and stroke – the leading killers of people with diabetes.
For families with aging loved ones, very few serious health risks present the same level of concern as an unexpected stroke. In the U.S., someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and more than 75 percent of these incidents occur in people over the age of 65.
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