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Ask Nadia: Doctor doesn’t give enough insulin
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Dear Nadia, I use an insulin pump, and since we have changed insurance plans, I have a new doctor who will not give me enough insulin to last me a month. I have told him that I run out of insulin every month. – Andrew, Sacramento, Calif. Dear Andrew, That is outrageous. Your physician must not be an endocrinologist and clearly does not understand
 
PALUMBO POINTS: Who's got your back?
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Who's got your back? Most of us have experienced a painful bout of low back pain brought on by a seemingly innocuous movement such as bending over to pick up a pencil or a dropped set of keys. These painful episodes may last a couple of days or more than a week. We're left wondering, "What exactly happened?" After all, we weren't trying to pick up a
 
Liver cancer drug not for all patients
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
CHAPEL HILL - For advanced liver cancer, there’s a single approved drug shown to offer patients a chance at longer life. But a new study by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that this drug was notably less effective in a group of Medicare patients who likely had more extensive cancer and serious
 
Ask Nadia: Latest research on type 1 diabetes
Friday, May 13, 2016
Dear Nadia, Is there any promising research for curing type 1 diabetes? Seven years in our family. Any hope? – Steve Dear Steve: Yes, there is hope — a considerable amount of it, thanks to research focusing on ways to tell the body not to mistakenly attack insulin-producing beta cells. This means that at some point, although I can't guess how
 

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Falcons win fourth straight DII outdoor title

BRADENTON, Fla. – Saint Augustine’s track and field program continues to roll

‘Roots’ returns in History Channel remake

The “Roots” miniseries is coming back to TV with a contemporary twist. This one

More NC churches offer refuge for spirit – and body

RALEIGH – Growing numbers of North Carolina churches offer their congregations health and