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When it comes to stroke care, CoxHealth sets the gold standard. Few stroke centers in the nation achieve the level of stroke care offered here.
What's a stroke?
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the brain starts to die.

Brain damage can begin within minutes, so it's important to know the symptoms of stroke and act FAST.
Podcast: How to recognize a stroke

 Podcast: CoxHealth uses unique technology to diagnose a stroke

Beth's Story
Beth's Story: I survived a stroke

Quiz: Know your risk

Stroke risk quiz Risk factors for stroke include those you can change and those you can't. Certain diseases and behaviors can increase your risk


Are you at risk for having a stroke? Find out by taking our quiz.


When birth control and smoking mix
Birth control pills are generally very safe, but when coupled with smoking, a woman's risk for a stroke increases.

In fact, women age 30 to 34 who smoke and take birth control pills are 7 times more likely to have a stroke than women who don't smoke. That risk goes up with age.

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Act FAST for Stroke Music Video
Can't remember the symptoms for stroke? Maybe our music video will help.

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Healthy recipes

Veggie Wrap 


Here's a healthy sandwich recipe that's perfect for your next picnic. This veggie wrap with creamy avocado is a delicious vegetarian sandwich you can pack up and take on the go.


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