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Pender County Board of Health looks to put a ban on smoking

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Folks in Pender County could soon be breathing a little easier if the Board of Health gets its way. The board has asked the county commission to consider a smoking ban on all county-owned property. Full story...
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Study questions the amount of vitamin D children get

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Though it has been suspected for years that many children in the U.S. today do not get enough vitamin D, most studies on this phenomenon have been limited. Now, a new analysis proves it. Full story...
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Walkers raise money for arthritis foundation

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Hundreds of volunteers walked this weekend to help fight arthritis. The Carolinas chapter of the Arthritis Foundation held the Fourth Annual Arthritis Walk at Hugh MacRae Park.

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International Diabetes Foundation outlines new diabetes guidelines

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The International Diabetes Federation reports that over 285 million people worldwide now live with diabetes and they predict that within 20 years that number will jump to 435 million. Full story...
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New guidelines look to bring school lunches up to date

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The vast majority of private and public schools use the National School Lunch Program to plan student meals, but the standards have not been updated since 1995. Full story...
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