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World Stroke Day: stroke is common, disabling, and often preventable

Posted October 29, 2013, 12:00 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Today is World Stroke Day. It offers a good reminder of the profound impact that stroke has on individuals and communities. A stroke occurs when something interrupts blood flow to part of the brain. That something could be a clot lodged in a blood vessel. That causes an ischemic stroke. It could also be a break in…

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