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795k 

Each year approximately 795,000 Americans have a stroke.

Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

283k 

From 2010 to 2016, about 283,000 children visited the emergency room each year for sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries in the U.S.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5m 

In 2014, as many as 5 million Americans were living with Alzheimer's disease.

Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

2x 

Past month marijuana vaping among 12th graders nearly doubled from 2018 to 2019.

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

 

Menopause usually begins between ages 45 and 55 and can last between 7 and 14 years.

Source: National Institute on Aging

 

There are approximately 56,000 clinical research studies currently seeking participants.

Source: National Institutes of Health

 

Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds can help protect you and others from infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

15m 

An estimated 15 million people in the United States have alcohol use disorder.

Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

 

Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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