Prevention Counts
Stroke is the nation’s fourth leading cause of death and the number one cause of adult disability. Americans experience more than 750,000 strokes each year, resulting in annual direct and indirect costs of more than $50 billion.

Reduce Your Risk

  • Get regular medical check-ups
  • Control your blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid excess fat and sodium
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Exercise 30 minutes, 4-5 times per week
  • Take medications as directed
  • Control diabetes
  • Never use drugs such as cocaine, crack, heroin, ecstasy, or speed