May is American Stroke Month. Now is the time to make important changes for your health and life. Stroke is a leading cause of permanent disability and death in the United States, killing more than 130,000 people every year. Stroke is almost as common as heart attack; strokes leave many individuals unable to speak or move. Stroke can also impact memory. The good news is that over 80% of strokes are preventable. Through lifestyle changes and education, you can reduce your risk of stroke. Here are the most important stroke prevention tips.