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Is television time hurting your child?

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If you want healthy kids, doctors warn limiting the amount of time they spend in front of the television, computer and video games. Full story...
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Studying the effects of menopause relative to memory

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Does menopause lead to memory loss? Researchers studied the verbal memory, working memory, and brain processing speed of over 2000 women at four different points before and during their transition to menopause. Full story...
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Free health screenings at Wilmington Walgreens Thursday

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Those in need of a health check are in luck. Thursday the Health Bus is stopping in Wilmington to give out free health screenings. Full story...
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Delaware flu cases cancel UNCW baseball series

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The University of Delaware's baseball team has canceled its three-game series this weekend at UNCW because a Delaware player is sick. Full story...
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Hospital monitoring system eases worries

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videoGoing to the hospital can generate a lot of anxiety for a patient, and their loved ones. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is using technology to help ease the pain. Full story...
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Could your DNA be carrying diseases?

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What sort of diseases might be lurking in your DNA? Several companies now offer consumers the chance to have their genes analyzed to see if they might have a higher risk for some diseases. Full story...
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Could placing a tax on sugared beverages help fight obesity?

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What is the best way to fight obesity? Some public health experts claim a large tax on sugared beverages may be the single most effective way to get Americans to cut calories. Full story...
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Extra pounds are taking a toll on children's health

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Increasing numbers of American children are taking medications to control their blood pressure and blood-sugar levels. Researchers say the childhood obesity epidemic is largely to blame. Full story...
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Is there too much salt in your diet?

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The majority of Americans are consuming too much salt. That is according to a new report by the CDC. Full story...
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Get Real, Get Tested raising HIV awareness

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videoMore than 33,000 North Carolinians are living with HIV, and that number is growing every year. A statewide public health campaign is working to raise awareness and offer free testing. Full story...
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One of a kind specialist is improving lives of local children

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videoA new medical specialist in our area is changing the lives of families in more ways than one. The Picken family had no idea just how much the diagnoses of diabetes would not only change the life of seven-year-old Madison, but their entire family. Full story...
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Screening children for high cholesterol

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The high rate of childhood obesity in the US has prompted some pediatricians to start screening kids for high cholesterol. Full story...
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Health concerns at Acme Delco Elementary

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videoRepairs at one Columbus County School have parents worried about the health and safety of their children. Full story...
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Children's immune systems may make them susceptible to staph infections

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, tens of thousands of Americans will contract drug-resistant staph infections this year. Full story...
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How safe is it to sleep with your baby?

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A new study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows a rise in the number of babies accidentally suffocated or strangled in bed. Full story...
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