Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It Can Happen to You - A Stroke

A new interest on strokes has surged with recent passing of famed saxophonist Clarence Clemons Jr.known for his amazing sound with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The Big Man as he is also called has accompanied many other artists from Aretha Franklin, Twisted Sister, Grateful Dead, Ringo Star and most recently Lady Gaga. The news of his death was met with great sadness as fans spontaneously gathered to pay respects

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 137,000 Americans die of a stroke each year. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Everyone is at risk, however, as we get older, the chances of having a stroke increases.

As many mourn the loss of this musical icon, we must be informed about the disease and also encouraged by others who have survived.

Clarence Clemons and Bruce Springsteen

Life Saving Information from Dr. Carolyn Brockington

A Survivor's Journey

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