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HEALTH FAIR 2019 PREVIEW: Diabetes awareness

Thursday is the big day! Join WWAY and New Hanover Regional Medical Center for the 2019 Health Fair. The free event is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Independence Mall in Wilmington.

Brunswick Wellness Coalition hosting free diabetes screenings

One in three adults in the U.S. has prediabetes but only about 11 percent know they actually have it.

9-year-old boy helps save grandfather’s life

Police in Massachusetts credited a 9-year-old boy with saving his 80-year-old grandfather's life during a life-threatening medical emergency on Saturday afternoon.

Dangerous genital infection linked to common diabetes meds, FDA warns

Rare but serious genital infections, as well as one death, have been reported in some patients taking a certain class of type 2 diabetes medicine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Night owls have 10% higher mortality risk, study says

If the early bird catches the worm, what is the night owl more likely to catch? According to a new study, it's diabetes, psychological problems and an increased risk of dying sooner.

Student’s service dog gets own headshot in class yearbook

A Virginia high school student who attends school with a service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school's yearbook photos.

New Hanover County holds public health forum

New Hanover County leaders held a health forum to explain how different factors affect the community's health Monday night.

Blind cleric serving life sentence dies in federal prison

A federal prison official says a blind Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence in the United States in connection with a failed plot to blow up landmarks in New York City has died.

Health Fair preview: Diabetes and establishing a primary care doctor

The WWAY Health Fair presented by New Hanover Regional Medical Center is Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Independence Mall.

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