Duke University MURDOCK Study

Learn about fish oil, heart health at Walk With a Doc

June 30, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—June 30, 2015—Kick off Independence Day with a morning stroll and discussion of heart health at Walk With a Doc on Saturday, July 4.

Dr. Dave Beard, a cardiologist with Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in Concord, will discuss the benefits of fish oil before the walk, which is free and open to the public.

Duke University’s MURDOCK Study, which is based at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute cohost the monthly event. Walkers meet at the Neal Davis Gazebo in Les Myers Community Park, 130 Lawndale Ave. SE, in Concord. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., and the event starts at 9 a.m. Participants walk at their own pace.

The walk, which always includes free health information, is held on the first Saturday of every month. Local physicians walk with participants, who have a chance to ask questions about heart health.

Duke University launched the MURDOCK Study, a long-term health research project, in 2007 with a $35 million gift from David H. Murdock, founder and developer of the Research Campus. The study’s name stands for Measurement to Understand the Reclassification of Disease Of Cabarrus/Kannapolis.

Enrollment takes about 30 minutes and is offered at nine convenient locations. To start the process, call 704-250-5861 or visit www.murdock-study.org. Participants are compensated.


Media contact:

Emily Ford, communications specialist

Duke Translational Research Institute


704-642-2208 mobile, 704-250-5878 desk




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