For the first time in several decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a clot-busting medicine lowered the risk that a stroke sufferer would end up severely disabled.
Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. A study finds that people who consume a lot of fried foods and drinks like sweet tea and soda were 41 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who ate that way about once a month.
Your blood type might affect your risk for stroke. A study suggests that people with type AB and women with B may be a little more likely to suffer one than people with O blood, the most common type.
Hundreds of people got a little exercise on Saturday morning, all in the name of a good cause. Folks who participated in the 2011 Cape Fear Heart Walk say the event on UNCW’s campus was a great success.
Federal health officials have expanded approval of an artery-opening stent from Abbott Laboratories to a larger group of patients at risk for stroke caused by plaque in the neck arteries.