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Surviving Stroke

A stroke occurs every 40 seconds in America. They range from barely noticeable to massive and deadly. Every four minutes someone dies from stroke and it stands as the leading cause of disability in the United States. What exactly is a stroke and why do people have them? What are the most common symptoms and why is it so important to get immediate medical attention? Why do African-Americans have the highest rate of stroke?

ideastream in collaboration with The Plain Dealer, NetWellness and WKYC Channel 3 News will launch Surviving Stroke, a multiple media exploration of this perplexing and often unrecognized health threat.

This special coverage will examine how a clot busting drug and GPS-like mapping technology have helped revolutionize stroke survival. Coverage will also explore the future of stroke treatment and prevention including brain cooling, and stem cells.