What Harry Reid’s Hospitalization Teaches Us About Emergency Health Care

From the Huffington Post:

Stroke is a serious health risk for everyone, the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability. Now, Harry Reid’s illness has just reminded us of how we should prevent stroke and care for stroke symptoms.

Always in the news, Senator Harry Reid was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 20, 2013. Fortunately, he was found only to have exhaustion, and has been discharged. But Harry Reid’s courageous decision to rapidly get to the hospital is a lesson to all of us: Everyone is at risk for stroke, you should take steps to prevent stroke, and when you have symptoms suggesting a stroke or think you might be getting one, get to the hospital fast… and by paramedics if possible!

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