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Some health experts want to tax sugary drinks, cite health benefits

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Past research has connected the consumption of sugary drinks like soda and sweetened juices with diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Now a group of public health experts is calling for a tax on these beverages. Full story...
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Study shows omega-3 fatty acid can help a baby's cognitive development

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Attention new moms, new research shows supplementing baby formula with omega-3 fatty acids can boost and infant's cognitive development. Full story...
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Study finds infections may help in progression of Alzheimer's

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Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s. New research finds that something as simple as the common cold can worsen the symptoms of this degenerative disease. Full story...
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Crisis clinic opens in Brunswick County, offering free mental healthcare

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videoWith the state's mental healthcare system struggling, finding affordable, adequate care can be challenging. But thanks to a special partnership, a first of its kind crisis clinic is up and running in Brunswick County, offering free, mental healthcare to those who need it. Full story...
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Organizing for America rallies for health insurance reform

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Health insurance reform supporters rallied in Wilmington for their cause Tuesday afternoon. Members of the grassroots group Organizing for America held a news conference at Central Missionary Baptist Church. Full story...
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Questions answered about health care at UNCW forum

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videoThe future of our nation's health care is one of the most pressing issues facing Americans. A panel of professionals, including doctors, nurses and insurance consultants fielded questions from folks concerned about reforming the system. Full story...
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Healthcare rally takes part at Hugh MacRae Park Sunday

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As the battle over health care reform rages on in Washington, community members continue to fight for health care here in Wilmington. Many local organizations, including Cape Fear Citizens for Health Care and RISE Community gathered at Hugh MacRae Park Sunday urging... Full story...
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New report gives guidelines on pregnancy and depression

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Doctors are often conflicted about how to treat pregnant women with depression. A new report is the first of its kind to provide clear guidelines. Full story...
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Research targets school-age children and parents to stop spread of flu

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New research finds that targeting school-age children and their parents for vaccination may better contain the spread of seasonal flu or the swine flu. Full story...
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Mock town hall meeting organized for health reform

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One local woman wants to be heard loud and clear by our Congressional representatives on the issue of health care reform. Mary Kay Mason is organizing a "mock" town hall meeting to give concerned residents an opportunity to voice their opinions. Full story...
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Some vets being denied health care

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videoHealth care is a hot topic, especially when it comes to those who have served our country. A local veteran seeking surgery reported to the VA Hospital in Fayetteville says he was turned away over money. Full story...
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Bacteria strikes Brunswick County daycares

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Bacteria in Brunswick County daycare centers are making some kids sick to their stomach. The bacteria is called shigella. Symptoms of infection by shigellosis include fever, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Full story...
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Girls in Brunswick County learn about getting fit

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Some young Brunswick County girls are getting a head start learning about the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle. The Brunswick Community College Fitness for Fun Girls Camp teaches eight ...

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Protect against heart disease with omega-3 fatty acids

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Heart disease researchers have reviewed the guidelines for the daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil. They say the right amount will help protect healthy people against heart disease. Full story...
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Healthcare march hopes to raise public awareness

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As the healthcare reform debate continues across the country, nearly one-hundred people gathered in Wilmington Saturday to raise public awareness. Kay Zwan said every American should be able to get access to healthcare. Full story...
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