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When you think about killer conditions, a stroke may not be at the top of your list. But it’s one of the leading causes of death in America. For every three people who suffer a stroke, one will not survive. It can strike anyone…even you. But how do you know if you’re at risk?

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Jim Baranski at the National Stroke Association says the risk factors for stroke can be broken down into two categories: 1) uncontrollable risks, such as age and gender, and 2) controllable risks, like blood pressure, drug and alcohol use and diet.

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