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Trusted information on strokes including what they are, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, complications, treatments, and living with a stroke.

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Stroke treatments

Information on stroke treatment and medical approaches to prevent strokes. Plus links to trusted resources.

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Stroke diagnosis

Information on stroke diagnosis and determining the causes of a stroke. What is a CT and MRI scan, plus links to trusted resources.

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Stroke prevention

Information on how to prevent a stroke and stay healthy. Plus links to trusted resources.

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Complications of a stroke

Information on complications that can arise as a result of a stroke and links to trusted resources

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What causes a stroke?

Trusted information on what causes a stroke and different types of strokes. Plus links to trusted resources.

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Stroke symptoms

Information on how to spot the signs and symptoms of a stroke and when to seek for medical advice. Plus links to trusted resources.

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National Stroke Week

National Stroke Week raises awareness about Australia's biggest killer after coronary heart disease and leading cause of disability.

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Life after a stroke

If you have been diagnosed with stroke, discover ways to comfortably manage your daily life by reading the tips on this page.

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Triglycerides are a type of fat in your blood and are usually measured along with cholesterol. Learn more about what they are and the impact of high triglyceride levels.

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Just diagnosed with stroke

Trusted information on just diagnosed with stroke including diagnosis, treatments and links to trusted resources.

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