Women Are at Higher Risk for Stroke. Know the F.A.S.T Warning Signs of Stroke this May, American Stroke Month..

Capital Health and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, continue to think about you during this challenging time.  We hope you are taking all precautions to keep yourself, loved ones and coworkers safe.

The top priority of the American Heart Association has been the health and well-being of all individuals and their families today and in the future, in every community, everywhere – including you.  This virus is impacting everyone regardless of race, religion, age and gender.  Tragically, data show that 75% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 had a high-risk condition such as stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease, among others.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9.  Did you know that 1 in 5 women will have a stroke?  Women, and especially Black and Latina women, have unique risks for high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke.  This May, American Stroke Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month, give your mom, yourself, or the women in your life one less thing to worry about.  Visit GoRedForWomen.org/risk.

Capital Health and the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association are here to offer help by providing FREE content, messages and resources related to brain health as well as education and prevention resources for stroke and high blood pressure.  Be a Stroke – Blood Pressure Champion, even in a virtual, stay-at-home setting.  Encourage your audience members to have their blood pressure checked – safely, when the time is right – and know and share the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke.

Thank you for your commitment to brain health, stroke and blood pressure awareness and education.  Should you have questions or require additional information, please contact the American Stroke Association New Jersey State office by calling (609) 223-3726.

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03 – Take Action 2021 ASMonth and National HBP Month CN

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07 – Stroke – Control Risk Factors for Brain Health Infographic

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09 – Stroke – I Will Prevent, Secondary Prev 2020

10 – Stroke – Chance for Recovery Never Been Greater

11 – Stroke – Resources for Patients – 01.21

12 – Brain – Brain Health and Healthy Aging 02.21

13 – Brain – Resilience in the Workplace

14 – Brain – Fight Stress With Healthy Habits

15 – Brain – Stop Stress In Its Tracks

16 – Brain – Willpower Up

17 – Brain – Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude

18 – Brain – 21 Days of Gratitude

19 – Brain – How Sleep Affects Your Health

20 – Brain – Sleep Well

21 – Brain – Clean Up Your Sleep Hygiene

22 – Brain – Loving Kindness Meditation

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24 – BP – High Blood Pressure Stroke Infographic – 02.21

25 – BP – What is High Blood Pressure 02.21

26 – BP – Consequences of High Blood Pressure 02.21

27 – BP – How Can I Reduce High Blood Pressure 02.21

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