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Stroke

Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

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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. Full story...
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Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk

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video 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. Full story...
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Blood type may affect stroke risk, study finds

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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. Full story...
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Heart Walk raises funds and gets the blood pumping

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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. Full story...
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FDA expands use of Abbott Labs' neck stent

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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. Full story...
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