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    About the UMMC Stroke Center

    More than 750,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, making it the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death among adult Americans. Mississippi lies in the "Stroke Belt,” an area of the country with the highest death rate due to stroke, putting our citizens are at especially high risk. Many people do not know that stroke involves the brain, let alone understand risk factors, recognize the symptoms of stroke or appreciate stroke as an emergency warranting a 911 call.The...