Health & Medicine

January 4, 2015 5:07 PM

Odds of stroke rise sharply among young people

Chris Matsumoto is now 34. He was only 26 when he had a stroke that left him temporarily unable to speak, in need of long months of therapy. Strokes, generally thought of as an illness of old age, are on the rise in young people, with the rate of stroke in people under 45 soaring.

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