Every year close to 800,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke, and one out of every twenty deaths in our country is due to stroke. Once blood flow is cut off from your brain you have just minutes before serious damage or even death may occur. Yet a new survey published by the American Heart Association (AHA) reports that about one in three adults may have had warning signs of a mini-stroke, called a TIA (trans-ischemic attack), which could foreshadow a real stroke, yet they failed to seek medical help. This is of serious concern, especially as a new Canadian study has found that once you have had one stroke, your risk for another stroke, or a heart attack, is much higher for the next five years, even if you recovered fully from the first stroke. The bottom line? You need to be aware of signs and symptoms for stroke, and the ways you can manage your risk, in order to minimize the occurrence of what could be a deadly event. Read more about the AHA survey Here and find out more about this new Canadian study Here. And for more general info about stroke symptoms and prevention, check out this guide from the National Institute of Health Here.