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Stroke Risk Often Overlooked in Women -- Why Doctors Don't Always See The Danger

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In the popular imagination, strokes happen at senior centers, not motorcycle rallies. They're certainly not supposed to befall a woman like Sandra Thornburg.

In 2001, she was a vibrant, 43-year-old exercise fanatic attending nursing school in Phoenix. Newly divorced, she embraced singlehood by meeting new people and trying new things, Harley-Davidson bikes included.

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