COVID-19 HOMEPAGE COVID-19 NORTH SHORE DATA North Shore Reopening Plan - Phase B Tested positive for COVID-19? Notify your close contacts NSHD Highlights 10/27/20: World Stroke Day is October 29th Stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. 1 in 4 adults will have a stroke in their lifetime. The good news – up to 90% of strokes could be prevented. The main risk factors for stroke include hypertension, diet, smoking and exercise. Improvement in these areas can greatly reduce your individual risk of stroke, and on a population level there is the potential to reduce stroke, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and other major causes of death and disease. More on stroke risk factors: Click Here Steps you can take to help prevent stroke: Monitor your blood pressure. Control your cholesterol. Keep your blood sugar down. Get active. Make healthy food choices. Get to a healthy body weight. Don't smoke, period. Take medications, such as aspirin, as prescribed. Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor. Anyone can suffer from a stroke. It is important to know the signs of stroke so you know what to do if someone around you is experiencing a stroke. Use the letters in F.A.S.T. to spot the signs: F – Face Drooping A – Arm Weakness S – Speech Difficulty T – Time to Call 911 Other signs to watch for: Click Here Video on how to reduce your risk of stroke: Click Here More on #WorldStrokeDay: Click Here CDC Stroke Information: Click Here Missed the highlights? Click here to view previous highlights.