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    2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

    2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

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    The Fight for Air Climb is one of the American Lung Association's signature fundraising events. With events in more than 65 cities, participants young and old climb to raise funds in support of the mission of the American Lung Association: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.Saturday's unique event is planned for the North Charleston Coliseum and challenges participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", team... More>>

    "Climb for air" to help those with lung disease

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    If asked to name the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, few would guess Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease.COPD covers diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis, and it's the third leading cause of death in the US. The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable.The 2 Your Health Team recently caught up with a woman who says her father smoked for more than 50 years.He died of COPD and now she is stepping up so that people with lung disease can take a deep breath.Lori... More>>

    North Charleston Police host prescription drug take back

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    North Charleston Police want your old drugs. Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., residents can drop off their expired prescription medication for collection and disposal. The North Charleston More>>

    DHEC announces flu vaccines for insured adults on the way

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    COLUMBIA, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that flu vaccines for adults with health insurance are on their way to the state. More>>

    2 Your Health Daily walk may cut your breast cancer risk

    2 Your Health Daily walk may cut your breast cancer risk

    Local doctor says "no connection between vaccines and autism"

    Local doctor says "no connection between vaccines and autism"

    Dr Katherine Chike-Harris of Franklin C Fetter Family Health Center says there is no connection autism and vaccines. More>>

    2 Your Health Researchers warn artificial sweeteners may be bad

    2 Your Health Researchers warn artificial sweeteners may be bad

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    Lots of people use artificial sweeteners thinking they are reducing their sugar intake. But now researchers are finding that artificial sweeteners may not be as sweet as people think. More>>

    2 Your Health Dirty Beaches

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    The latest report care on the health of America's beaches finds that for the 3rd consecutive year, there have been more than 20,000 closings and advisory days due to dirty water. More>>

    Transplant vote seeks medical and legal balance

    The executive committee of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network held an emergency teleconference Monday evening and resisted making rule changes. The executive committee of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network held an emergency teleconference Monday evening and resisted making rule changes.
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    PITTSBURGH - Faced with a federal judge's order in the heart-wrenching cases of two terminally ill children seeking lung transplants, a national review board is searching for a balance that will keep such decisions in the hands of doctors, not lawyers or judges. More>>

    SC Senate to Decide Whether to Nullify Affordable Care Act

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    As South Carolina lawmakers work through their calendar during the final week of the regular session, one of the bills the Senate could decide is whether to nullify the federal Patient Protection and Affordable More>>

    2nd SC school reports meningitis case

    A second Greenville County school has reported a student with meningitis. A second Greenville County school has reported a student with meningitis.
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    A second Greenville County school has reported a student with meningitis.East North Street Elementary Academy principal Nancy Brantley says the Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed More>>

    American Psychiatric Association to release new Autism diagnostic criteria

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    The American Psychiatric Association (APA) will release the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) this weekend at their annual conference. More>>

    2 Your Health "Can allergies cause vertigo?"

    2 Your Health "Can allergies cause vertigo?" Video included

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    If you believe the room is spinning but you are not,  ask your doctor about a check up.  What may have started as an allergic reaction may have triggered vertigo.
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    2 Your Health:Sleep to build a better body

    2 Your Health:Sleep to build a better body

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    The path to a good night's sleep may seem counter-intuitive. A new poll shows those who exercise the most get the best sleep. More>>

    2 Your Health: Heart recipient celebrates Valentine's Day

    2 Your Health: Heart recipient celebrates Valentine's Day

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    Vernelle Dickerson battled back after leukemia and a heart attack.  On Valentine's Day she celebrates having a new heart and the ability to tell others about the value of organ and tissue donation. More>>

    Consumer group wants less sugar in drinks

    2 Your Health: Consumer group wants less sugar in drinks

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    The Center for Science in the Public Interest wants federal regulators to set limits for how much sugar can be added to beverages like soda – so it filed a petition. A nonprofit consumer advocacy group More>>

    2 Your Health: CoolSculpting

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    The Coolsculpting procedure cools the treated area to just above freezing, at which point the fat turns from a liquid to a solid  and is eliminated from the body. More>>

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    • Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

      Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:06:27 GMT
      Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.
      Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.
    • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

      Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:30 GMT
      Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned.
      The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.
    • Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

      Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:17 GMT
      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
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    • Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly

      Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:35:08 GMT
      A government newspaper says Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly.
      Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.
    • Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

      Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:02:28 GMT
      Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, says its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.
      Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.
    • Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

      Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

      Thursday, July 24 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:06:54 GMT
      Twitter is acknowledging that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
      Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
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