Women's Stroke Awareness

While the month of May shines a light on many women’s health topics, one very important subject that should not be overlooked is stroke. The recent death of 52-year-old actor Luke Perry shocked the country when it was revealed that a massive stroke claimed his life.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. We talked to Dr. Nitza Alvarez at the Tri-County Heart Institute about what women need to know about stroke.

Also, on a special note, Hometown Health congratulates Dr. Nitza Alvarez on the publishing of her first book, Heels vs Ties: Living With Your #1 Threat written to explain and punctuate the dramatic difference in causes, symptoms and treatments for female heart conditions versus male heart conditions.

The book is available for purchase in paperback or digital download on Amazon.com or at HeelsvsTies.com

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