May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Help us spread the word!

Join us for a Twitter chat on May 2, 2018 from 1-2 p.m. ET using the hashtag #BrainforLife.

#Stroke is a leading cause of death & can happen to anyone. Control your risk factors to improve your brain health.

In observance of National Stroke Awareness Month, NINDS, Million Hearts, American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American Stroke Association are co-hosting a Twitter chat to discuss stroke risk factors, the importance of keeping your brain healthy, and the latest stroke research. #BrainforLife will take place Wednesday, May 2, from 1-2 p.m. ET.  Medical experts, including NINDS Director Dr. Walter Koroshetz and AAN President Dr. Ralph L. Sacco, will be on hand to answer questions.

Remember to use our designated hashtag #BrainforLife with your posts on Twitter! Follow @NINDSnews for updates about the chat and other information about the brain.

Help us spread the word! Please download our promotional images to share through your social media channels.

Twitter Chat: Stroke strikes fast, you should too! #BrainforLife poster for twitter

If you have any questions or want to join the chat, please contact the NINDS Social Media Team (

NINDS provides a variety of resources on stroke, including Mind Your Risks® which highlights the importance of controlling high blood pressure to reduce risk of stroke and dementia and Know Stroke which aims to educate people about stroke signs and symptoms and the importance of reacting quickly.  To learn more about these campaigns, visit:

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