Strokes are preventable if you know the warning signs

What is a stroke?

Austin (KXAN)- They kill close to 130,000 Americans each year. Estimates show one person dies every four minutes from a stroke.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.

Dr. Jefferson Miley, a neurologist with the Seton Healthcare Family explains what exactly a stroke is and how to prevent them. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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