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Could your DNA be carrying diseases?

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What sort of diseases might be lurking in your DNA? Several companies now offer consumers the chance to have their genes analyzed to see if they might have a higher risk for some diseases. Full story...
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Could placing a tax on sugared beverages help fight obesity?

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What is the best way to fight obesity? Some public health experts claim a large tax on sugared beverages may be the single most effective way to get Americans to cut calories. Full story...
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Extra pounds are taking a toll on children's health

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Increasing numbers of American children are taking medications to control their blood pressure and blood-sugar levels. Researchers say the childhood obesity epidemic is largely to blame. Full story...
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Is there too much salt in your diet?

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The majority of Americans are consuming too much salt. That is according to a new report by the CDC. Full story...
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Get Real, Get Tested raising HIV awareness

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videoMore than 33,000 North Carolinians are living with HIV, and that number is growing every year. A statewide public health campaign is working to raise awareness and offer free testing. Full story...
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