According to a national survey by The Ohio State University, most women don’t know their risk factors for stroke, or its symptoms. Investigators from the university’s Wexner Medical Center found that among 1,000 women who were surveyed, only 11 percent could identify pregnancy, lupus, migraine headaches and oral contraception or hormone replacement therapy as female-specific stroke risks. Only 10 percent knew that hiccups along with unusual chest pain are among the early warning signs of a stroke

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Most Women Don’t Know Stroke Symptoms