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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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New ways to fight symptoms of the flu

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There may be a new way to fight the irritating symptoms of the flu. New research suggests that probiotics, or good bacteria, can have a preventive effect when it comes to fighting the seasonal flu virus. Full story...
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A malfunction has many worried about blood borne diseases

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videoImagine paying your doctor a visit, only to learn weeks after, you may have been exposed to a blood borne disease. That is what New Hanover Community Health Center is warning some of the patients about, after discovering a malfunction device used for diabetes testing. Full story...
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Wilmington residents take on healthcare reform debate

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The healthcare reform debate made its way to the Port City Tuesday night. Wilmington residents interested in the issue attended a listening tour sponsored by the grassroots group, Organizing for America. Full story...
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Inclusive Health provides options for those with pre-existing conditions

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videoThere is an option for North Carolinians with pre-existing conditions looking for coverage. Inclusive Health is a state-subsidized program that offers coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, who don't have coverage from an employer, among other terms of eligibility. Full story...
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Patients with existing condition can get insurance help from state

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If you have trouble getting health insurance because of a pre-existing condition, a new state program may be able to help. Full story...
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Treat a craving with modest portion

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All of us crave certain foods like ice cream, chips, and pizza, but why do we crave them? It turns out, there's scientific evidence that shows our brains are being hijacked by food. Full story...
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Consuming vegetables can help lower blood pressure

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We know vegetables are good for us - a new study finds vegetable proteins may actually lower a person's blood pressure. Full story...
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Which bug sprays best keep your kids safe?

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Stagnant water can draw plenty of mosquitoes to the area, leaving parents scratching their head over which bug sprays to use. Full story...
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Keeping off the weight after tying the knot

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Every summer, love is in the air as brides and grooms prepare to walk down the aisle. When they get married, they gain a life partner. But in many cases, that is not all they gain. Full story...
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Saving money on prescription medications

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Few things are as in style right now as saving money. You probably already figured out some ways to save on things like groceries and eating out, but what about ways to save money on prescription drugs? Full story...
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Proposed public healthcare system draws mixed feelings

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videoWednesday night, President Obama was on WWAY and ABC talking about where he sees the nation's healthcare system going. There has been a lot of talk about a proposed public healthcare system. As WWAY's Meghan Packer reports, folks around here have mixed feelings about the plan. Full story...
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Pros and cons of public healthcare

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The health care debate affects all of us. UNCW nursing professor Kae Livsey broke down some of the pros and cons of the public option. Full story...
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