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The #1 Thing to Do to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is the greatest risk factor for stroke.  Therefore, if you have high blood pressure, managing it can significantly decrease your chances of having a stroke. We see hundreds of people with stroke symptoms each year in WakeMed’s six adult emergency rooms (ERs).  Most of the first-time stroke patients […]

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D.A.S.H Your Way to Better Health

Chances are you or someone you know has high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, usually has no symptoms and affects 1 in 3 American adults.  This occurs when your blood presses too hard against the walls of your blood vessels.  High blood pressure by itself rarely produces symptoms, but over time, […]

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