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New Hanover County rates higher than state on health

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videoNorth Carolina Prevention Partners is an organization that grades the states efforts to reduce preventable disease. Our state was given a C in tobacco use and D's in both nutrition and physical activity. Full story...
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Thursday is World Kidney Day

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The National Kidney Foundation reports hundreds of thousands of patients receive life-saving dialysis treatments every year in the US, but it can avoided with basic testing. Full story...
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NC gets poor health grades in report

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videoReport cards are out for our state and many of the grades are below average. According to North Carolina Prevention Partners, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use are costing the state in lives and money. Full story...
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1 in 4 American teenage girls have STD

There's startling new government research on teenage girls and sexually transmitted diseases. At least one in four teenage American girls has an STD. Race plays an even bigger role.
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Second-highest cancer killer can be prevented

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videoColon cancer is the second-highest cancer killer of men and women in the United States, but it can be prevented. Full story...
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