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Anyone Can Have a Stroke, So Know the Risk Factors

Online quiz can reveal your risk for stroke.

May is Stroke Awareness Month in the United States, where more than 795,000 strokes occur each year. That is one stroke occurring every 40 seconds, and a person dies from stroke about every four minutes.

Stroke can happen to anyone at any age. In fact, research shows strokes are on the rise among younger people.

So, it's important to know the risk factors and work to prevent those that can be managed, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Learn more in Shepherd Center's Stroke Risk Infographic, which can be viewed and downloaded from this page. It includes a link to a Stroke Risk Quiz to help you evaluate your own risk.

For people who experience a stroke, Shepherd Center offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Learn more by clicking here. A variety of stroke education resources are also available on this page.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.