A new public health campaign in Minnesota encourages middle-aged and older people to consider taking a daily dose of aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke, even if they have never had cardiovascular problems in the past.
About 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke each year. May is stroke awareness month. A stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.
The facilities of CentraCare Health has continued to grow offering more services available to patients closer to home. One of their services offered in the ability to take care of stroke patients, which was put to the test in October.