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Today is National Bike to School Day

44 mins ago - 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.

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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Rubio breaks with GOP, backs Obama Zika request

Posted: 04/09/2016 - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Friday broke with other congressional Republicans and supported the White House's request for $1.9 billion in new funding to fight the Zika virus, according to the Miami Herald.

Lung cancer advances

Posted: 04/08/2016 - Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston says a blood test called a "liquid biopsy" has been found to be extremely accurate in guiding treatment decisions for patients with the most common form of lung cancer.
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Clinton, Sanders had opposing views on biomedical research

Posted: 04/02/2016 - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were on opposing sides of certain types of biomedical research while they served in Congress, differences that have gained notice by scientists and advocates on the forefront of stem cell research.

Colonoscopies -- Life-Saving Scans

Posted: 03/22/2016 - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in America, and proper screening can help save lives. KVLY’s Danielle Barber reports.
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A scary new reason to avoid Splenda

Posted: 03/12/2016 - Sure, the idea of getting your sugar fix without the calories always seems enticing, but new research suggests that Splenda—an artificial sweetener recently considered safe—may contribute to serious health problems like cancer.

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