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. Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:54pm
Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk
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. Thu, 02/07/2013 - 6:12pm
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. Wed, 11/16/2011 - 4:56pm
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. Sun, 10/16/2011 - 7:44pm
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. Fri, 05/06/2011 - 5:12pm