February 2003 Issue
Stroke: What You Need To Know To Minimize Your Risk Of A "Brain Attack"
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Americans after heart disease and cancer. But thatís not the worst of it. Stroke is the primary cause of devastating disability, because strokeís aftermath often involves partial paralysis and deficits in memory and speech. "Many people would rather die of a stroke than live with paralysis," says neurologist Edgar J. Kenton, M.D., of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. But the majority of stroke victims
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