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Doctor Q&A: A neurologist shares how
a stroke causes permanent disability and
why it's critical to get help right away

TIME
SENSITIVE
BY LEXI DWYER

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PHOTO BY STOCKSY

Just hearing the word "stroke" might send chills
down your spine. But the truth is, doctors have
many innovative, high-tech ways to help people
who experience one of these brain attacks,
provided they get medical help right away.
"Seeking immediate attention is of the
utmost importance," says Hugo J. Aparicio,
MD, MPH, a neurologist and member of the
American Neurological Association. "When
patients seek treatment and can be stabilized,
they can make pretty amazing recoveries."
Aparicio says everyone should be aware of
strokes. "Pretty much anyone at any age can
have a stroke, both men and women, and it's
not just a disease of older people," he says.
"We find that especially with the epidemic of

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