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    2 Your Health run to live longer

    2 Your Health: Run to live longer

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    Whether you plod or race...running, even for a few minutes, can reduce your risk of death from heart disease compared to those who don't run at all. That's according to a new study published this week in the journal of the American College of Cardiology.Researchers studied some 55-thousand adults between the ages of 18 and 100, over a 15 year period, noting their overall health, if they ran and how long they lived. Compared to non-runners, investigators found those who ran had a 30 percent lo... More>>

    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>>

    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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    • Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

      Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

      Thursday, July 31 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:23:33 GMT
      An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected to significantly scale back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
      An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
    • USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

      USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

      Thursday, July 31 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:27:08 GMT
      The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.
      The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.
    • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

      $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

      Thursday, July 31 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:25:37 GMT
      A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.
      The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.
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