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Beau Biden suffers stroke

Delaware Attorney General (and son of VP Joe Biden) Beau Biden, 41, checked himself into a hospital yesterday morning with a headache. The cause was mild stroke, doctors say, and he is expected to recover fully.

Vice president Biden is known to have had an aneurysm in 1988 at the age of 45. It's not clear if family history played a role in Beau's stroke.

Each year 700,000 people suffer a stroke. Five hundred thousand of these strokes are first occurrences, while the rest are repeat strokes. According to ABC News, approximately 10 to 15 percent of strokes  occur in people under 45.

July 13, 2010 at 5:31 am
(1) Stroke says:

thx for your sharing~~i will come back soon~~

May 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm
(2) Chris Schlesinger says:

A headache can sometimes be the main symptom of a stroke. A friend of mine had a stroke while I was having dinner with him. He had a sudden severe headache, but none of the traditional symptoms of trouble speaking and difficulty moving limbs. I’m hoping stroke educators put more stress on the fact that the signs of a stroke are not always dramatic. Anytime someone has an unexplained sudden severe headache they should seek medical attention.

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