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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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Kids get lessons in layups and education

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One local basketball camp is teaching kids the importance of balancing athletics and education. Elementary and middle school boys and girls took part in the Believe to Achieve Camp at the Martin Luther King Center in Wilmington.

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Cell phones and the internet used to stay healthy

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Cell phones and the internet may help us live longer, at least when the devices are used to keep good communication between patients and their doctors. Full story...
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Stimulant drugs may carry risk of sudden death in children

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Stimulant drugs are widely prescribed to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and they are proven to help kids focus. But a new study suggests the medications may also carry a slight risk for sudden death in kids and teens. Full story...
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Hormone-suppression therapy benefits prostate cancer treatment

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Men who have prostate cancer, that has begun to spread, can benefit from hormone-suppression therapy. A new study shows the survival odds are greater for patients who have long-term treatment. Full story...
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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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