Like many medical issues, strokes are often thought of as only affecting older people. However, it’s important to understand that strokes can affect someone at any age from infancy through adolescence and beyond and the ultimate goal should be to focus on prevention.
So, what should you proactively do to prevent a stroke from happening to you? And what happens if you do happen to experience one?
Chicken soup, lots of rest, and fluids were always mom’s remedies when family members were sick. While these common practices are helpful up to a point, the best remedy is to know why someone is sick, and then seek appropriate treatment.
Per the CDC’s latest reports, the flu has now been reported as widespread in 42 states plus New York City and the District of Columbia, with 53 pediatric flu-related deaths reported so far. What this means for most, and certainly those with children, is that the flu is much closer to you and your home than you may think. While most of the recommendations for prevention should be practiced throughout the year, it’s more important right now to follow these steps to prevent sickness for not only you and your family, but numerous others.