KMBC: Strokes more common during Christmas and New Year's Day, studies show

Studies show there is typically an increase in strokes and heart attacks around the holidays, particularly on Christmas and New Year's Day.

KMBC talked to Dr. Karin Olds, neurologist and stroke medical director at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, about what factors contribute to this trend and the importance of seeking care right away.

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