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Health

Cut the fat by replacing a few ingredients

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Cutting the fat and calories from your diet is not always easy, but dietitians say replacing a couple of ingredients can make all the difference. Full story...
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It is officially flu season. How can you prevent getting sick?

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videoExperts News Channel 3 spoke with said a surge in flu cases will happen in just a couple of weeks, so prepare now to stay healthy. Full story...
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State begins offering riskiest health coverage

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A state-sponsored insurance pool that offers coverage to the riskiest patients is beginning operations. Full story...
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Reasons to not delay your child's vaccinations

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The Childhood Vaccine Schedule has just been updated, and pediatricians are warning parents that they should not delay their children's vaccinations. Full story...
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The benefits of an extra hour sleep and vitamin D

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Thinking about New Year's resolutions for 2009? Why not vow to get more sleep? And if you're thinking about getting pregnant, you may want to ask your doctor about vitamin D. Full story...
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Are whole grains part of your diet?

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Research has proven whole grains are part of a healthy diet, but still many of us don't eat nearly enough. Full story...
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North Carolina in the bottom third for health ranking

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videoIt is not just the state's mental health programs pulling down the state's overall health ranking. For the 2nd year in a row we are rated 36th in the nation; in the bottom third of all states. Full story...
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College students may be wise to get a flu shot

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The annual flu shot isn't specifically recommended for college students, but a new study shows they would be wise to get one anyway. Full story...
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Cases of whooping cough on the rise in several NC counties

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Cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, are on the rise in several counties in North Carolina. There are two in Durham County, seven in Orange and one in Chatham. Now health officials across the heart of Carolina are warning everyone, especially children to watch out. Full story...
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A Wilmington company receives national recognition

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In 2002 Trans1 developed a tool to help make back surgery a little less painful. The tool fits through a small incision made just below the tailbone and allows doctors to remove damaged material and insert a screw to separate the two lowest discs in the spine. Full story...
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Quit smoking and feel the health benefits a lot sooner than you think

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Quitting smoking isn't easy. But the American Cancer Society reports smokers who kick the habit will not have to wait long to feel the health benefits. Full story...
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Number of obese children in NC continues to rise

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videoMore than 17 percent of children in North Carolina are obese, and according to local pediatricians that number continues to rise. Full story...
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Open enrollment for Medicare prescription drug benefits

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2009 open enrollment for Medicare prescription drug and Medicare Advantage plans begins November 15, 2008. Full story...
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US adult smoking rate reaches new low

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The adult smoking rate in the United States has reached a new low, dropping below 20 percent for the first time ever. Full story...
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New hope for Alzheimer's and autism

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Mice with Alzheimer’s disease showed improvement in a recent UC-Irvine study, after they were given high doses of an over-the-counter form of vitamin B-3. Full story...
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