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World Stroke Day, October 29, 2011

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Each year on October 29 ‘World Stroke Day’ is celebrated.
Day of stroke worldwide initiated by the World Stroke Organization (WHO) that carries the message that ”a stroke can be prevented and stroke can be treated”.                                    

Theme day worldwide this year is ”What can I do to help?” A question that needs to be answered by everyone.
The World Stroke Organization (WSO) is calling for urgent action to address the silent stroke epidemic by launching the “1 in 6” campaign on World Stroke Day:

1. Know your personal risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol.
2. Be physically active and exercise regularly.
3. Avoid obesity by keeping to a healthy diet.
4. Limit alcohol consumption.
5. Avoid cigarette smoke. If you smoke, seek help to stop now.
6. Learn to recognize the warning signs of a stroke and how to take action.

”Raising awareness and sharing knowledge save lives”!


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