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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, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.