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Holidays stressful for caregivers

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videoIt's a wonderful time of year, but all the holiday cooking, shopping and entertaining can cause a lot of stress. That can be especially true for people who care for others. Full story...
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North Carolina gets good marks in preparedness study

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North Carolina gets good marks in a study on how well states are prepared for potential health emergencies. Full story...
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Keeping your skin healthy during winter

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It's cold outside, and you're probably starting to bundle up in your big jackets. But even a little bit of skin exposed to the elements can be harmful to your health. Full story...
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New surgical facility coming to Wilmington

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In the next couple years there will be more choices for health care in Wilmington. Full story...
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Healthy office snacks

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When you're co-workers bring food to the office, it's easy to pack on the pounds, especially during the holidays. But you don't have to say no to workday snacks. Instead, just change the type of foods you're eating. Full story...
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Preparing for cold and flu season

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The American Lung Association estimates most children catch six to eight colds a year, while adults will suffer through two to four. Full story...
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Study: Death risk depends on exercise more than weight

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Worried about those extra fifteen pounds you may be carrying around? A new study suggests your death risk may depend on increasing your exercise not decreasing your calories. Full story...
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Holiday Stress

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videoIt's the most wonderful time of the year, but for many people the holidays can also be the most stressful. Full story...
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Nurses volunteer at NHRMC

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videoThe demand for nurses is a growing problem across the country. New Hanover Regional Medical Center has one way of bucking the trend. Full story...
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Brunswick County to allow roadside shrimp vendors

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The Brunswick County Health Department says there is not enough evidence to justify regulating the vendors based on health concerns. Full story...
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Scientists claim stem cell breakthrough

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US and Japanese scientists say they've made a breakthrough in cultivating human cells. They've managed to reprogram skin cells to behave like stem cells, which are used to research cures for many diseases. Full story...
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Study: Asheville hospital among Top 100 heart hospitals in U.S.

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An annual study has once again named Mission Hospitals in Asheville among the country's best heart hospitals, and its the only facility in the Carolinas to earn the distinction. Full story...
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Heart disease progress stalled in young Americans

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Progress in decreasing death rates from heart disease has stalled among young adults in the United States. Researchers say it's a wake up call to all younger Americans. The past three decades have brought much progress in fighting heart disease in the United States. Full story...
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90 NC hospitals ban smoking

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Local hospitals are doing their part to help keep people healthy by going tobacco-free starting Thursday. Full story...
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World Diabetes Day

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videoLots of info you needed to know about juvenile diabetes for World Diabetes Day Full story...
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