• Consumer Health Tips: Stroke

medical illustration depicting strokeStroke: Symptoms and causes
A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is crucial. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications. Do you know the signs and symptoms of stroke?


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