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Thousands attend Cape Fear Heart Walk at UNCW

Teams from across the area spend their Saturday morning walking to raise donations for lifesaving research and education in the treatment of heart disease and stroke.

FDA updates heart warnings on popular pain relievers

Federal health regulators are bolstering warning labels on popular pain relievers like Advil and Aleve, adding new information about the risks of heart attack and stroke.

Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability

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.

Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk

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.

Blood type may affect stroke risk, study finds

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.

Heart Walk raises funds and gets the blood pumping

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.

FDA expands use of Abbott Labs’ neck stent

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.

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