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Stroke Patient Education Handouts

Stroke and You Series

Some medical conditions and lifestyle choices can put anyone at risk for stroke regardless of gender, ethnicity, or age. However, certain groups are at higher risk for stroke and deserve special consideration because of particular risk factors. The “Stroke and You” series highlights the prevention challenges these groups face and what CDC is doing to address them.

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Know the Facts About Stroke

This full-color, easy-to-read handout describes the risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke.

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Fact Sheets

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Podcasts

Listen to CDC podcasts for reliable health and safety information when and where you want it.

  • A Cup of Health with CDC—Preventing Strokes
    Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the US, and they don’t just occur in older adults. Anyone can have a stroke at any age. In this podcast, Dr. Mary George, discusses ways to decrease your chances of having a stroke.
    Date released: 06/05/2014
  • World Stroke Day 2009—Stroke: What Can I Do?
    Stroke strikes fast—you should too!
    Date released: 10/29/09
  • A Cup of Health with CDC—Watch Those Signs
    Strokes are the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disabilities among adults in the United States. Rob Merritt discusses how to decrease the risk for a stroke and common signs and symptoms associated with this event.
    Date released: 5/15/08
  • A Minute of Health with CDC—Watch Those Signs
    This broadcast discusses how to decrease the risk for a stroke and common signs and symptoms associated with this event.
    Date released: 5/15/08
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Other Resources

The following Web sites include government health links and resources about stroke—

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