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Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?

Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity.

Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates

Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal.

Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults

Teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as those who have the operation as adults and are more likely to have other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure go away, a study finds.

US cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline

The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.

Freezing the ‘hunger nerve’ could help with weight loss

Weight loss can sometimes seem impossible because even after hard-won success, the pounds can creep back.

More than half of U.S. children could be obese by age 35

The majority of children growing up in America today will be obese by age 35, a new computer analysis predicts.

2017’s fattest cities and states in America: See how North Carolina ranks

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and WalletHub has released its list of the fattest states and cities in the country.

Attorney: Convicted tax schemer is too fat for prison

The attorney for a 72-year-old Florida man who was convicted in a tax scheme is using obesity to try to keep his client out of prison.

Republicans hope Trump amenable to food stamp restrictions

"We don't allow people to buy alcohol and cigarettes with welfare dollars, why should we allow people to buy junk food that leads to just as many health problems?'" said TN Rep. Sheila Butt, a Republican.

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Lewis Strawberry Nursery & Farm begins strawberry picking season

After months of anticipation, the Lewis Strawberry Nursery now has thousands of ripe red strawberries ready for you to pick and enjoy. 

Cape Fear seeing a major rise in high-end home sales

The Cape Fear experienced a major rise in luxury home sales towards the end of 2020, and the market boom is showing no sign of slowing down any time soon.