Health News You Can Use: Stroke Hospitalizations Rising in Younger Adults

May 27, 2022

Stroke hospitalizations among younger adults increased nearly 50% since 2007. But the odds of adults under 45 dying from a stroke have dropped, according to new research presented earlier this month at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions.

This week, during Stroke Awareness Month, we’re talking to Dr. Karin Olds, neurologist and stroke medical director at Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, about what may have led to this trend, who is at higher risk, and stroke prevention.

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