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  • When Food Rebels: What You Need to Know About Food Poisoning 7/19/2021

    Food poisoning, or more accurately foodborne illness, affects 48 million people in the United States and causes 128,000 people to be hospitalized annually. So what causes food poisoning, and how can you prevent it?

  • 7 Reasons Your Joints May Ache 7/12/2021

    If your joints hurt, you probably want to know why and what can be done to alleviate your pain. Here are the seven most common causes of joint pain and how they are treated.

  • 6 Things to Know About Varicose Veins 7/6/2021

    About 20 percent of adults have varicose veins, and most everyone has a spider vein or two. While you may not like the way they look, these bluish, lumpy intrusions are usually harmless. However, for some people, they can be painful and dangerous. Here’s what to know about leg veins.

  • COVID-19 Affects Men Differently – Here’s Why 6/29/2021

    June is Men’s Health Month, and as we wrap up the month, we couldn’t help but wonder about the ways that COVD-19 has affected men specifically. So we spoke to Dr. Thaddeus West, primary care physician at UNC Internal Medicine at Goldsboro, to gain a better understanding.

  • 5 Things You Need to Know About Your Teens and Vaping 6/28/2021

    Smoking cigarettes has long been symbolic of teenage rebellion. But today, kids are more likely to be caught in a fog of vapor than a cloud of smoke. In fact, more than 1 in 4 high school students use e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Men’s Health Timeline 6/1/2021

    Too many men, especially younger men, don’t have a family physician and don’t get regular checkups. Between ages 18 and 30, healthy men should see a doctor every two to three years. Men 30 and older should go annually.

  • 3 Habits for Healthy Lungs 5/9/2021

    Sure, you know your body needs oxygen to survive. But what are you doing to keep your lungs healthy and breathing easy?

  • Everything You Need to Know About Sunscreen 5/3/2021

    After that long winter, we’re all ready for these warmer, sunnier days. Plans for soaking up some rays should include sunscreen. Here are some things you should know about sunscreen.

  • Your Osteoporosis Prevention Plan 5/1/2021

    May is National Osteoporosis Month! Did you know that at least 1 in 4 women older than 65 have osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones?

  • 11 Fun Ways to Get Moving As a Family 4/26/2021

    Keep everyone active as you spend some quality time together. You know exercise is important for you and your kids. Here are some tips for family fitness that can get you all moving.

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