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Stroke Month

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Stroke Month

Intermountain Health

 

Having an initial stroke increases a person’s risk of subsequent strokes. While certain factors like age, sex and ethnicity are beyond an individual’s control and can heighten risk, modifiable behaviors significantly impact the likelihood of stroke. Unhealthy habits including smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, poor dietary patterns and physical inactivity all exacerbate risk. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity similarly elevate the chances of stroke. However, addressing these medical conditions through treatment can greatly reduce risk. It is important to consume ample fruits and vegetables, limit intake of high-fat, high-cholesterol and high-sodium foods, engage in regular exercise, minimize alcohol use and quit smoking if applicable.

May, designated as National Stroke Awareness Month, serves as an annual reminder that while strokes can impact individuals across ages, approximately 80% of strokes are preventable through health-focused lifestyle modifications.

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May 1 @ 8:00 am
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May 31 @ 5:00 pm
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Elsie Arntzen For Congress
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Denny Rehberg For Congress
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Brad Molnar for the Public Service Commission
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Joel Krautter Republican for US Congress
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Troy Downing Republican for US Congress
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Meet the Candidate Stacy Zinn
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Meet The Candidate Rick Holden
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Ken Bognar