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National Stroke Association

January 2017
Understand Stroke

New Year, New You

Get your new year off to a good start by knowing the lifestyle risk factors for stroke. Resolve to eat right and exercise; stop smoking and limit alcohol consumption to reduce your risk for stroke.

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We Can Help
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Spasticity Checklist

Spasticity is one of the most common post-stroke conditions. If left untreated it can cause painful bone and joint deformities. Download our spasticity checklist and take it to your healthcare provider if you are experiencing symptoms of spasticity.

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Faces of Stroke
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'Never Give Up'

During a game of tag, Daina experienced a massive stroke at age 11. Doctors gave her little chance of recovery but she said, “Watch me.” Today her message is: “Do not ever give up and ‘never’ is not a word.”


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Stroke Resources
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Healthy Choices on the Go
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