Positively Black: National Stroke Awareness Month

 – May 15, 2015  –– 

Strokes are not only for the elderly, and are more prevalent than people think. Carolyn Brockington, MD, discusses some of the risks with WNBC TV. “A lot of people think that you only have to think about stroke when you get older and that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Strokes can occur at any age,” says Dr. Brockington. She explains that strokes are the result of an interruption of blood flow to the brain, causing injury to the brain.

-Dr. Carolyn Brockington, Director, The Stroke Center, Mount Sinai Roosevelt and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

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