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Health

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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Staying mentally active can help with memory issues down the road

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There is new evidence that exercising your brain as you age can reduce the odds of memory problems. Full story...
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Waistline size may link to migraine headaches

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New research finds that waistline size may be linked to a person's odds of experiencing migraine headaches. Full story...
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Doctors get closer to understanding the common cold

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Is there a cure for the common cold? Not yet, but doctors are one step closer today thanks to a genetic unmasking of the cold virus. Full story...
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Colors can affect the way we think

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New research from the University of British Columbia provides the strongest evidence yet that colors can even change our thinking patterns. Full story...
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Knowing how to eat healthy on a budget

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videoIt is a dilemma everyone faces at the grocery store; eating healthy on a dime. WWAY News Channel 3 found some tips for nutritious meals that will not bust your bank account. Full story...
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Certain acid reflux medication may be dangerous for some heart attack patients

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There is new concern about the possibility of a dangerous drug interaction in some heart attack patients. Full story...
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Diabetes study shows blood sugar levels affect memory

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People with diabetes face a higher risk for dementia, but a new study finds their memories may take a hit even years before clinical problems develop. Full story...
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Fewer complications associated with paperless hospitals

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Hospitals that have fully automated systems are better for patients than traditional hospitals with paper-based records, new research finds. Full story...
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American Heart Association updates its guidelines on treatment for strokes

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For the first time in 15 years, the American Heart Association has updated its treatment guidelines for strokes caused by bleeding in the brain. Full story...
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Migraines and mentall illness may go hand in hand

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Doctors studied more than 600 people with migraines and found they were at higher risk for a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, panic attacks and phobias. Full story...
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Call in to speak with over sixty doctors at Tuesday's Health Hotline

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Here at WWAY, we are gearing up for our annual Health Hotline with the New Hanover - Pender County Medical Society. Full story...
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