Stroke in the young

Young people can have strokes, too.

Dr. Richard Swartz from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center is aware that stroke can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender and ethnicity. Risk factors for stroke are seen in the young more and more as childhood obesity rates are increasing. However, most strokes that occur in the young are caused by other rare factors.

Dr. Cheryl Jaigobin who sees young stroke survivors at Toronto General Hospital speaks to the media about stroke in the young. Click here to find out more:
http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/998618–young-people-have-strokes-too

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