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What Women Need to Know About Stroke Risks

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HEALTH & FITNESS — It may not be widely known that women face unique risk factors for stroke throughout their lifetime. Things like pregnancy, preeclampsia, and chronic stress can increase the risk for high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke. Cardiovascular disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death among women, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

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