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Number of obese children in NC continues to rise

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videoMore than 17 percent of children in North Carolina are obese, and according to local pediatricians that number continues to rise. Full story...
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Open enrollment for Medicare prescription drug benefits

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2009 open enrollment for Medicare prescription drug and Medicare Advantage plans begins November 15, 2008. Full story...
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US adult smoking rate reaches new low

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The adult smoking rate in the United States has reached a new low, dropping below 20 percent for the first time ever. Full story...
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New hope for Alzheimer's and autism

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Mice with Alzheimer’s disease showed improvement in a recent UC-Irvine study, after they were given high doses of an over-the-counter form of vitamin B-3. Full story...
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Parents may need to motivate their children to get off the couch

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The Department of Health and Human Services now recommends an hour of moderate exercise each day, and another hour of vigorous exercise three times a week. These guidelines are intended for kids as well as adults. Full story...
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