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It's Exercise and Medicine Month

Updated: 05/12/2016 - The Growing Up Fit program in Pitt County spoke about what an impact exercise can have on your life on WITN News at Sunrise.
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Kill Devil Hills officers revive man with OD drug

Updated: 05/05/2016 - Police officers in Kill Devil Hills have revived an unconscious man after administering a dose of naloxone and using an automatic defibrillator. It happened just hours after getting the drug and receiving training.

May is Stroke Awareness Month

Updated: 05/05/2016 - People in North Carolina are twice as likely to die from stroke than in other states.
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Today is National Bike to School Day

Updated: 05/04/2016 - A group of students from the Oakwood School in Greenville are riding their bikes to school in a demonstration of healthy activity and safe biking.
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Detergent dangers on the rise

Posted: 04/25/2016 - Studies find more are children are being harmed by dishwasher detergent pods, as well as their laundry detergent equivalents.
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Vidant hosting Advanced Care Directives Dinner

Updated: 04/19/2016 - End of life care is a difficult topic for many, but the event hopes to help get the conversation rolling for families in the East. Organizers spoke about it on WITN News at Sunrise.
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An Aspirin each day?

Updated: 04/12/2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is releasing recommendations on taking aspirin to prevent heart disease and colorectal cancer, however the drug is not for everyone.
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Mock disaster exercise helps train medical students

Updated: 04/09/2016 - The Brody School of Medicine's Emergency Medicine Interest Group sponsored the emergency simulation at the Winterville Fire-Rescue-EMS station to show medical students what happens before the patients arrive at the hospital.
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