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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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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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