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We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact so that we may be of assistance.

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Stroke Is a Leading Cause of Disability

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the U.S., happening when a blood vessel to the brain ruptures or has a blockage. The brain can’t get the blood and oxygen it needs, and that can cause serious problems. Many of the things that you can do to reduce stroke risk are the same healthy lifestyle choices that keep you in good general health:

  1. Don’t smoke and avoid second hand smoke. Cigarette smoke can damage the heart and blood vessels.
  2. Eat/drink healthy. Think color and include fruits and vegetables for meals and snacks, reduce saturated fat, trans fat, sugar and salt. Avoid fatty meats, butter and cream. Limit alcohol to one drink a day for women or two for men.
  3. Be physically active. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise. That may sound like a lot, but think of it as 10 minutes, three times a day.
  4. Have regular checkups. Manage your blood pressure if it’s high and take all medication as prescribed.
  5. Reduce and manage stress. Aim for work/life balance and seek emotional support.

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