Addressing the Leading Causes of Death in Licking County

Stroke Death Rate

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Story Behind the Curve

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults.1,2 About 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Get more quick facts about stroke.

Stroke is preventable. You may be able to prevent stroke or lower your chances of having a stroke.

Stroke is treatable. Learn the signs of stroke, and call 9-1-1 right away if you think someone might be having a stroke. Getting fast treatment is important to preventing death and disability from stroke.

What We Do

Stroke is preventable. Up to 80% of strokes could be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes and working with your health care team to control health conditions that raise your risk for stroke.

To reduce your stroke risk, stop smoking, adopt a healthy diet, increase physical activity, and avoid drinking too much alcohol. 

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