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KHI breaks down national county health rankings for local communities
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KSNT News at 5 p.m.

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National Program Unites People To Make A Health Impact On Local Communities
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Communities of color bear a disproportionate burden of risks for heart disease and stroke in the U.S. For this reason, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association created EmPowered To Serve, an online mega-community of diverse individuals and organizations united in building sustainable cultures of health in communities across the country. Through EmPowered To Serve, a […]

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Health Officials Declare Epidemic as Lyme Disease Risk Grows
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An increase in infected ticks in the area has forced health officials to declare an epidemic, according to a WCVB report. Plymouth and Bristol county towns are also at risk. Lyme disease has become a major problem in the area because of the increasing …

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Health Data Startup Addresses HIPAA Issues Apple Hasn't
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Health and fitness-tracking apps and devices are set to take off. The growth of the area, further propelled by platforms developed by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung (SSNLF.PK), will propel the adoption of these apps and services both by consumers …

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3 Things to Know About Niacin and Heart Health
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Recent studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine are adding to concerns about the safety and effectiveness of niacin, a popular drug for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The studies reveal that although this B vitamin can reduce …

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Journalists receive grants for investigations on health issues
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Michelle Levander with journalists Michelle Levander, founding director of the USC Annenberg/California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, talks with the new cohort of fellows at the program's opening reception. (Photo/Albert Sabaté).

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Essential health issues for women in their 40s to consider
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Also, women and their doctors should address preventive health issues such as increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. I encourage women to bring up these issues with their doctors during each annual visit. Below are some …

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Wild Things manager resigns because of health issues
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Zeller gave Wild Things owner Stu Williams a resignation letter, which did not go into detail about his health issues. "I respect his privacy, and we're leaving it alone and moving on," Williams said. Williams will discuss the manager situation during …

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Health issues lead to big lineup change at Waterfront Blues Festival
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Blues musician Gregg Allman has been forced to cancel his appearance at this year's Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival due to health issues, but don't worry – a local music legend has stepped up to take his place. Curtis Salgado will perform at the …

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Nail-biting health issues
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Biting your fingernails doesn't only make your nails look bad. It can also make you feel bad. Time magazine readers asked whether biting your nails was dangerous or just gross. The magazine went to the experts, who said nail biting is dangerous for a …

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Health department issues Salmonellosis alert
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The Watauga County office of Appalachian District Health Department is now working with N.C. Division of Public to investigate and identify an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among patrons of a Boone restaurant. As of Friday, the Watauga County …

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