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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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Study questions the amount of vitamin D children get

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Though it has been suspected for years that many children in the U.S. today do not get enough vitamin D, most studies on this phenomenon have been limited. Now, a new analysis proves it. Full story...
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Walkers raise money for arthritis foundation

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Hundreds of volunteers walked this weekend to help fight arthritis. The Carolinas chapter of the Arthritis Foundation held the Fourth Annual Arthritis Walk at Hugh MacRae Park.

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International Diabetes Foundation outlines new diabetes guidelines

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The International Diabetes Federation reports that over 285 million people worldwide now live with diabetes and they predict that within 20 years that number will jump to 435 million. Full story...
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New guidelines look to bring school lunches up to date

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The vast majority of private and public schools use the National School Lunch Program to plan student meals, but the standards have not been updated since 1995. Full story...
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Fear associated with post-vaccine fever

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Though some parents fear the post-vaccine fever that sometimes accompanies immunization shots, new research shows that giving fever-reducing drugs can reduce those effects. Full story...
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Doctors speak to women about GYN conditions at NHRMC's Live & Learn seminar

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Early detection and prevention was the theme at Thursday night's Live & Learn seminar at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Women were invited to attend the event... Full story...
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Nursing students join seniors at Seahawks and Seniors Health Fair

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UNCW's nursing program sponsored the Seahawks and Seniors Health Fair at the New Hanover County Senior Center on Thursday. Full story...
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Is dialysis treatment for kidney failure helping patient's quality of life?

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Nearly 400,000 Americans with kidney failure are currently on dialysis treatment. Though many doctors assume dialysis will improve elderly patients' quality of life, new research finds this may not be the case. Full story...
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Some unexpected foods causing food poisoning

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Though we are often wary of the risks associated with eating undercooked meat or eggs, a new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest finds that a lot of food poisoning cases are caused by some unexpected foods. Full story...
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Angie's Amazing Race raises over $15,000 for breast cancer awareness

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Bikers took to the streets of New Hanover County pretty in pink Sunday for a good cause. The Fourth Annual Angie's Amazing Race started at Britt Motorsports on Market Street.

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Losing weight can help in stopping sleep apnea

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Snoring can be caused by sleep apnea, but new research proves that losing weight can be a cure. Full story...
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New liposuction procedure introduced in Wilmington

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A new non-invasive liposuction procedure has made its way to our area and the device is the only one of its kind in this part of the state. Full story...
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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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