Strokes are a leading cause of death in the United States. Learn about what causes a stroke and signs of a stroke in women and men.

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I’m 24 and I Had a Massive Stroke

A 24-year-old stroke survivor reveals how grateful she is about the rare condition that followed her pregnancy, and how it changed her life for the better.

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I Went to Stroke Camp. This Is What It’s Like

After her husband had a stroke, this caregiver founded a nonprofit stroke camp, which offers support and reduces stress...

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Her “Vision Trouble” Turned Out to Be a Sign of Stroke—But She Ignored It

One out of five stroke patients are under 55, and it claims the lives of women more often than...

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This Woman Had a Mini-Stroke at Age 41 and Was Misdiagnosed Twice

Stacy Quinn had a severe headache and other stroke symptoms, but it took 10 days and three different trips to...

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Stroke in Your 20s: This Woman Had a Stroke at Age 29

A stroke survivor shares what it's like to have two strokes under the age of 30 and what you...

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Here’s What Happens When You Have a Silent Stroke

Silent strokes don't cause any obvious symptoms, but over time, they may lead to permanent brain damage or a major...

Recovering from a Stroke Is Hard—Here’s How I’m Making the Most of Rehab

Recovery is possible 
for most anyone, if you have 
enough determination.

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This Woman’s 6-Year-Old Son Had a Massive Stroke Right in Front of Her

A mother reveals her son's stroke symptoms, and how she helped him get the necessary stroke treatment to save...

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A Woman Had Two Strokes at Age 29—Here’s How She Recovered

Dina was a perfectly healthy young adult starting a new life—until she suddenly found herself in need of a life-saving...

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6 Signs of a Stroke You Might Be Ignoring

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death nationwide. Brain damage from strokes can be minimized if they are treated promptly,...

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14 Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Lowering your blood pressure is the best way to protect yourself from stroke. Following these guidelines for your diet could...

If You’re at Risk for a Stroke, This Acronym Could Save Your Life

If you or a loved one exhibits any of these signs, act FAST.

I Had a Stroke at 36—and I Owe My Recovery to an Anti-Wrinkle Injection

Many people assume that strokes happen only to old people. That mistake could cost you your life, and for someone...

Carotid Artery Surgery: Could It Give You a Stroke?

Know the facts before going under the knife to clear your carotid artery.

The Stranger Who Changed My Life: The Boy Who Saved the Senator

Just when his condition threatened to devastate him completely, he received a letter from an unlikely source.