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Oral contraceptives cut down endometrial cancer risk
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills. The study, published in the Lancet Oncology medical journal, revealed that oral contraceptive use for approximately five years can significantly impact the health of women as they
Eat, drink, without holiday weight gain
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
One of the undisputed highlights of the holiday season is the food. (Oh, the food!) From savory main courses to sugar-laden desserts — and even special adult beverages — we're surrounded by treats that we look forward to all year long. But before you rush headlong into the holly-jolly minefield stretching from Thanksgiving dinner all the way
Study: Stereotypes in health care make patients feel worse
Thursday, November 12, 2015
A national study led by a USC researcher found people who encountered the threat of being judged by negative stereotypes related to weight, age, race, gender or social class in health care settings experienced adverse health effects. The researchers found those people were more likely to have hypertension, to be depressed and to rate their own health more
Socks and seniors, what a pair
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Jamie Coyne still remembers the day his sock crusade was born. “It started accidentally. I was visiting senior communities (with my wife)… and there was a facility that we had been to previously where a female resident was normally upbeat, and this particular day she didn’t seem to be herself,” Coyne said. “Her socks were
Ask Nadia
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Dear Nadia, I am a type 2 diabetic who uses medication and insulin. At night, I take cholesterol medication and check my blood pressure. My cholesterol is in the normal range. I use vegetable margarine for my toast, and I want to know if this is the best margarine to use? – Ilyaas Malik Dear Ilyaas, If you are on cholesterol medication, it means
Prostate cancer diagnosis floors husband and father
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Euvon Jones had always been used to working hard, overseeing his successful business for hours each day before heading to the gym to keep his muscles toned and his abs ripped. At 59, Jones bragged to his children and those much younger about his strength and other prowess. That is until the Accokeek, Maryland, resident received the life-changing diagnosis
Mono-meals: the hype and the help
Thursday, November 5, 2015
There's a new diet craze that's so crazy I have to sound off. It's called mono-meals because you eat just one – that's right, one – food per meal. Think pineapple for breakfast, mango for lunch, or maybe two avocados for dinner, or get this – just bananas for the entire week! The mono-meals fad assumes that eating one food at a time is
Insurance sign-up time: rising premiums, tougher penalties
Monday, November 2, 2015
RALEIGH – The costs of buying health insurance outside the workplace or refusing to pay up are both rising in North Carolina as the new enrollment period for federally subsidized coverage opened last Sunday. The cost of a benchmark plan on the state's federally run online insurance marketplace will go up by 23 percent for 2016 coverage, the U.S.

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13th Amendment Freedom from Slavery 150 Years

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Durham Symphony Orchestra

This event will feature classic holiday tunes


Cinderella - Raleigh Little Theatre

Cinderella Destiny Diamond as Cinderella Photo

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BOOK: Life lessons and basketball tips

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