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Flu vaccine clinics planned for Brunswick County

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Novant Urgent Care is offering flu vaccine clinics at two of its locations next week. Full story...
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Kids and good health

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Raising children may be good for your health. a new study finds that couples raising kids, especially the mothers had lower blood pressure than couples who did not have children. Full story...
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Fat below the waist

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Research has long shown that people who carry their fat around the middle, so called 'apple' shapes have greater health problems than people who carry their fat around the rear, the so called 'pear' shapes. Full story...
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Taking advantage of Flu Vaccine Week

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videoIf you haven't received your flu shots, there's no time like now. They're free, and there's a large supply of both H1N1 and seasonal flu shots at the New Hanover County Health Department. Full story...
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Flu Vaccination Week starts Monday

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The New Hanover County Health Department will give free seasonal and H1N1 flu shots next week. Full story...
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Urgent care closes doors

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video A medical practice in Surf City has closed its doors due to financial issues, but did not notify patients they were shutting down. WWAY's Nadine Maeser talks to patients who want to know why the doors closed and how to get in contact with their doctor. Full story...
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Obesity and Heart Risk

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Americans gain an average of about 1 pound over the holidays, but the bigger problem is that this extra weight does not go away during the year. Full story...
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Birth control option has doctors watching women's bone health

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New research finds that a particular kind of birth control may be harmful to women's bones. Learn more on what the experts say you can do to protect yourself. Full story...
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Study shows the number of nearsighted Americans is growing

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A new study shows that more people are nearsighted today than in the early seventies. It is a common problem that's easily corrected, but one that has scientists asking why? Full story...
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Study shows no link between cell phone use and brain tumors - yet

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There is reassuring news Thursday night for mobile phone users. A study from Scandinavia found no increase in the rate of brain tumors, even as cell phone use rose dramatically. But experts say the case is not closed just yet. Full story...
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Exercise the key to looking and feeling young

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Want to keep yourself looking and feeling young? A new study suggests the best way may be through exercise. Researchers have found people who are physically active have cells that are biologically younger than those who are inactive. Full story...
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Confusion surrounds new cancer screening recommendations

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videoConfusion. That describes what many women are feeling after new recommendations about breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings. WWAY's Marcy Cuevas spoke with an OB/GYN who said members of the medical community are taking that advice with a grain of salt. Full story...
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Can what you do when you are young affect your hearing when you get older?

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Hearing loss can be a normal part of aging, but what you do when you are younger can often affect how well you hear in your golden years. Full story...
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Researchers claim they have the winning combination to quit smoking

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Smokers trying to quit have a number of products to choose from: the patch, gum, lozenges, even a nicotine inhaler, but which one works best? Researchers from the University of Wisconsin claim to have the winning combination. Full story...
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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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