Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke, according to the CDC.
A stroke occurs when blood supply in the brain gets suddenly blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, which prevents the brain from getting the oxygen it needs. Warning signs can include a facial droop, weakness, or paralysis on one side of the body.
Strokes continue to hit the African American community hard. Data from the American Stroke Association shows strokes are more common in Black Americans than any other racial group in the U.S.
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