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May 10, 2007 – No. 9

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Henry Jenkins thought he was healthy. He didn’t know he had both high blood pressure and high cholesterol — he was too afraid to go to the doctor for checkups. Since his stroke, Jenkins encourages everyone to get screened.
Henry Jenkins

Awareness of warning
signs is key

Henry Jenkins is almost 70 years old and is not doing too bad these days.

His stroke didn't ruin his ability to remain relatively independent.

His speech is a little slower and the right side of his body is no longer strong. Walking is not as easy as it once was. But he manages, with the help of a short leg brace and four-pronged cane. Full story

Gerald WilloughbyIt can happen anywhere

Gerald Willoughby knew something was wrong but didn't think much of it.

He was on the Orange Line subway, almost near the Forest Hills station, when he kept dropping his day planner. Full story


Keep your hypertension under control click here

The sad statistics on stroke click here

Stroke Prevention click here

May is National Stroke
Awareness Month

The clock is ticking...


Almost 2 million brain cells die each minute a stroke goes untreated. It is important to recognize the signs of a stroke in order to seek immediate emergency care. If your stroke is caused by a clot, you may benefit from a medication that breaks up the clot and reduces the long-term disability associated with stroke. But you have only three hours from the onset of your symptoms to receive the clot-buster. Full story

Questions & Answers click here

Anatomy of a stroke click here

Risk Factors click here

The awful aftermath click here

Stroke Risk Scorecard click here

A simple test click here

Free Screenings for Stroke, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Obesity click here

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