Carolyn Brockington Contributor

Dr. Brockington is a neurologist and director of the Stroke Center at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York City.

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Stroke vs. Aneurysm: What’s the Difference?

Having one may lead to the other, but they’re not the same.

How to Prevent a Stroke, According to a Neurologist

80% of strokes could have been prevented.

Causes of Stroke in Young Adults—and Why It’s on the Rise

“Strokes can occur in anyone … at any age.”

What Is a Mini Stroke? The Silent Symptoms of a Transient Ischemic Attack

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is anything but harmless.

Stroke in Women: Why It’s Different + What You Need to Know

Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in women.

The 3 Biggest Myths About Stroke, Debunked by a Neurologist

Your risk for stroke begins earlier than you think.

The Short Window for Ischemic Stroke Treatment: Why Moving Fast Matters

The time that stroke symptoms begin is critical information for doctors.

Diagnosing Stroke: The Key Factors Doctors Must Know Before Treatment

“As a stroke neurologist, I think of myself as a detective.”

Why You Should *Never* Take Aspirin at Home During a Stroke

Knowing this could possibly save your life.

Understanding the 2 Main Types of Stroke: What Causes Them and How They’re Treated

How the stroke occurs will affect how doctors treat it.

This Is What Having a Stroke Does to Your Brain

Stroke symptoms strike suddenly, but the effects can be long-lasting.

F-A-S-T: This Stroke Acronym Can Save Your Life

There’s a reason doctors say “time is brain.”

The Most Dangerous Mistake You Can Make If You’re Having a Stroke

This all-too-common decision can have life-threatening consequences.

This Dangerous Myth About Stroke Needs to Be Debunked Now

Stroke not on your radar? Here’s why you need to learn the signs.