Stroke is the third leading cause of death in this country. But perhaps even more disturbing is that strokes, or brain attacks, are far and away the leading cause of disability. Do you know if you or someone you care for is at risk? High blood pressure or hypertension is a leading cause of stroke. more »
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The numbers on diabetes are staggering. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and three times that number – 79 million – are believed to be close to a condition called prediabetes – where blood sugar levels are above normal, but do not yet meet the criteria for diabetes. Obviously the diabetes epidemic in America is closely tied more »
Join Jefferson in the fight against stroke by signing up for the Dr. Howard Mazer Memorial Strides for Stroke 5K Run/Walk on June 13, benefiting the Delaware Valley Stroke Council (DVSC).
In honor of Delaware Valley Stroke Alert Day, the Jefferson Acute Stroke Center will be holding free screenings at various locations around the Delaware Valley.