Stroke is one of the most dangerous killers in the United States, responsible for one out of every 18 deaths. Our risk of suffering a stroke increases as we age — about 65 percent of people hospitalized for stroke are age 65 or over. Some risk factors for stroke are hereditary and can’t be controlled. But many risk factors are due to lifestyle choices we make every day. Changes to your daily habits can drastically reduce your risk of of having a stroke.

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