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Sisters Together: move more, eat better
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Obesity is a serious health problem in the United States. More than 1 in 3 U.S. adults have obesity, and that number increases to more than half (57 percent) among black women. Research has shown that excess weight may contribute to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease and certain kinds of cancer. To help address the problem,
 
Dangerous new short-term health plans
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
RALEIGH – North Carolinians who buy their own health insurance can shop around for 2019 coverage through HealthCare.gov during open enrollment, which runs Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. Unlike in previous open enrollment periods, patients shopping for health insurance coverage may encounter new low-premium health policies, such as short-term health plans,
 
Breast cancer survivors can benefit from strength training
Friday, October 26, 2018
Breast cancer research has resulted in treatment that has greatly improved survival rates. As a result, there are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States. The five-year survival rate is about 90 percent. But survivors are still left to struggle with many adverse side effects from the disease and cancer treatments, which include
 

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Human Library

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Medicine Giveaway

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Thread Talk Pop-Up

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