LIVE: Mission: Lifeline Stroke

"Mission: Lifeline Stroke" Aims To Improve Stroke Awareness And Treatment In N.D.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the CDC. Janna Pietrzak is the director of “Mission: Lifeline Stroke” for the American Heart Association. It’s a three-year plan to improve stroke awareness and treatment in North Dakota. She joins KVRR’s Adam Ladwig to talk about the program, how to…

Health Matters: Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

In the United States, strokes are the number one cause of long term disability

HEALTH MATTERS — Every four minutes, somebody in the United States dies from a stroke. Experts say people may not know what it looks like to experience the nation’s fifth¬†highest cause of death. In the United States, strokes are¬†the number one cause of long term disability. There are many people who live a normal life after experiencing a stroke. That’s…