Prevent a leading cause of death

Lauren Robertson


Stroke is a medical emergency and it is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability. About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. One American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes, on average.

Tips for Teens

    Prevent from getting a stroke:

    1. Lower blood pressure
    2. Lose weight
    3. Exercise more
    4. Drink—in moderation
    5. Treat diabetes
    6. Quit smoking


  • Strokes caused by blood clots (ischemic strokes) rose 50 percent among males aged 35 to 44 years, and 46 percent among males aged 15 to 34.
  • Strokes caused by blood clots rose 51 percent among boys aged 5 to 14.
  • In 1996, 3.1 per 10,000 hospitalizations for boys were for ischemic stroke, compared to 4.7 in 2008.
  • Among females aged 35 to 44, strokes caused by blood clots rose 29 percent, and 23 percent among females aged 15 to 34.
  • For girls aged 5 to 14, strokes caused by blood clots increased by just under 3 percent.

Additional Help

The first website is in the community and the second is to help teens with stroke.

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