Vol. 63, No. 21
May 30, 2014
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Announcements: National Stroke Awareness Month — May 2014
WeeklyMay 30, 2014 / 63(21);473
Stroke risk can be decreased by making healthy choices and managing health conditions. These behaviors include 1) eating a healthy diet; 2) maintaining a healthy weight; 3) getting enough physical activity; 4) not smoking; 5) limiting alcohol use; 6) getting blood pressure and cholesterol under control; and 7) taking medications as prescribed and working with a health-care team to prevent or treat the medical conditions that lead to stroke.
CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention focuses on promoting cardiovascular health, improving quality of care for all, and eliminating disparities associated with heart disease and stroke. More information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure and http://www.cdc.gov/stroke.