Stroke is not only an old person's disease

May 25, 2011

We typically think that stroke is a affliction of old age, but recent studies have shown a rise in strokes among people younger than 40. It is important that everyone knows the risk factors and warning signs of stroke.

Listen to an interview with Dr. Lisa Yanase, medical director Providence Portland Stroke Center, as she discusses the recent rise in strokes among people young adults, signs of stroke, and gives prevention tips.
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Dr. John Zurasky, stroke neurologist with Providence Brain Institute’s Stroke Center, was featured in a story about the increase in stroke striking people younger than 40.
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