By Steven Reinberg 

HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Having a stroke is a life-altering experience, and complications can crop up afterwards, but a new study finds the color of your skin may determine whether you are treated for them.

In the year following a stroke, Black and Hispanic patients were not treated for common complications as often as white patients were, researchers found.

“Black patients were less likely to receive medical treatment for nearly every post-stroke complication, the largest differences were for the treatment of fatigue, depression and spasticity [muscle stiffness],” said lead researcher Dr. Kent Simmonds, from the…


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