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Vitamin D may protect against diabetes

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Some research suggests that vitamin D may help protect against cancer and a new study finds it may protect against diabetes as well. Full story...
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Number of non-smokers with lung cancer on the rise

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videoEnvironments including passive smoking thought to be a cause in increased cancer risks. Full story...
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Many infants may be deficient in vitamin D

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New research shows many infants and toddlers may be deficient in vitamin D. But, health experts are divided on the best way to ensure young children get their recommended amounts of vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones. Full story...
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Construction starts on Brunswick Novant Medical Center

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At the construction kickoff for the new hospital today, the name Brunswick Novant Medical Center was also revealed. There are already some signs of construction on the $107,000,000 facility, which is about three miles from the current hospital on Highway 17. Full story...
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Local researchers helping to delay signs of Alzheimer's

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videoMillions of Americans have Alzheimer's and other cognitive diseases, and those numbers are expected to double as baby boomers age. Here in Wilmington, there are medical advances being made to delay the signs. Full story...
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Alzheimer's Disease numbers likely to double in coming years

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videoMore than 5,000,000 Americans have Alzheimer's, but as the baby boomers age, that number is expected to double. WWAY spoke with a local woman who is trying to balance work, raising a family and caring for her mother with Alzheimer's. Full story...
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Researchers trying to develop a better mosquito spray

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Even if mosquitoes didn't carry deadly diseases, the annoyance alone would keep us trying to spray them away. DEET has been the spray of choice for 50 years, but it's not perfect. Full story...
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Crisis Station in Wilmington can no longer accept patients

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videoThe Crisis Station in Wilmington is no longer able to accept new patients. The Department of Health and Human Services slapped the clinic with hefty fines for a variety of serious charges. Full story...
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Memorial Day health tips

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videoIt is a holiday weekend. It is time to relax, spend time with your friends and family, and have some fun. But, sometimes that fun can be harmful to your health. Full story...
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May is stroke awareness month

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videoEvery year, hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer a stroke. To help protect yourself, it is important to know the warning signs. Full story...
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Smokers quitting under the influence of friends and family

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For years, public health experts worried about peer pressure causing people to start smoking, but now it seems the tide has turned. Smokers are quitting under the influence of friends and family. Full story...
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Early detection improves survival rate for kidney cancer patients

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More than 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with kidney cancer this year, but these days, their odds of survival have improved thanks to earlier detection. Full story...
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Several states look into moving DXM behind counters

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Walk into any grocery store or gas station and you'll find plenty of it. Dextromethorphan, or DXM, is a key ingredient in 120 different cold medicines. Full story...
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Adolescents experience depression

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According to a new study, an estimated 2 million American adolescents have experienced major depression within the last year. Full story...
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Family history increases risk of breast cancer

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Women with a history of breast cancer in their families have roughly double the risk for the disease as women in the general population. But this risk varies throughout life, according to new research. Full story...
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