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Physical fitness and the stroke survivor by Sandra A. Billinger, B.S.

“A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts,” according to the American Stroke Association. “When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it starts to die.”1 Individuals usually sustain temporary or permanent neurological damage as a result.
Stroke is a leading cause of death and

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