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Dr. Campbell: Backpack safety Video included

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As Students in our area go back to school, most will purchase a new backpack in order to carry essentials to and from school. It’s important to talk about keeping kids safe ---backpacks can result in back injury, but there are strategies to help you and your student pick the right type of backpack and use it properly, avoiding serious injury. More>>

Dr. Campbell: The role of vaccines in school Video included

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Infectious diseases account for millions of school days lost each year for kindergarten through 12th-grade public school students in the United States. Forty percent of children aged five to 17 years missed three or more school days in the past year because of illness or injury. More>>

GSK's dual inhaler for COPD treatment is first of its kind Video included

Manufactured at GSK's Zebulon facility, Anoro Ellipta is the first once-daily dual bronchodilator inhaler used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Manufactured at GSK's Zebulon facility, Anoro Ellipta is the first once-daily dual bronchodilator inhaler used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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A new drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline in Wake County is aimed at helping people with a debilitating lung disease breathe more comfortably.
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Durham company encourages kids to get fit with fun tech Video included

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A wristband, developed by Durham-based Sqord, just might be the motivator kids need to start exercising.
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Not expanding Medicaid could cost NC billions, study suggests

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A new report suggests the decision not to expand Medicaid coverage will cost North Carolina $51 billion in lost federal payments over the next decade. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Robin Williams' death sheds light on depression Video included

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Depression and bi-polar disorder are common ailments in the United States, Dr. Kevin Campbell said Thursday, after the death of star Robin Williams. More>>

Dr. Campbell: The Ebola virus outbreak and its impact on the US Video included

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More than 1,300 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have contracted Ebola since March, according to the World Health Organization, making this the biggest outbreak on record. More>>

Dr. Campbell: New gene therapy may replace pacemaker implants Video included

A new technology that allows genes to be injected into hearts with damaged electrical systems may replace the need for pacemaker implants in humans in the future.  A new technology that allows genes to be injected into hearts with damaged electrical systems may replace the need for pacemaker implants in humans in the future.
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A new technology that allows genes to be injected into hearts with damaged electrical systems may replace the need for pacemaker implants in humans in the future. More>>

Empowering patients: Using fitbit for disease management

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For scientists and researchers who are developing new treatments for disease, Data is power. For patients, Data can mean empowerment. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Diet soda vs water for your health - which is better? Video included

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Recently published in the journal 'Obesity,' a group of researchers designed a trial in which they divided subjects (300 of them) into two groups—one group drank diet sodas and another group was designated as no diet soda but drank water. The study was done to see who had the better weight loss and outcomes. The results may surprise you. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Mobile devices having major impact on medicine

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Tablet technologies, such as the Apple iPad, have been incorporated into the workflows of many clinics, emergency rooms and hospitals.
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Smarter Living: Benefits of cooking with olive oil Video included

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Cooking with olive oil has many health benefits and WNCN’s health expert Dr. Kevin Campbell will tell us more about those, but first we’ll look at a local chef at Nina’s Ristorante who cooks with a special kind of olive oil. More>>

Brain cancer treatment revolutionized by immunotherapy Video included

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Over the last 10 years, doctors at Duke University have been working on a vaccine that could revolutionize the way brain cancers are treated. More>>

Smarter Living: National Eating Disorders week Video included

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The three most common types of eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. This week is National Eating Disorders week and in this week's "Smarter Living," we'll look at one woman's personal story. More>>

Flu hitting young adults in NC hardest this season Video included

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Of this flu season's 74 deaths, 30 have been people between the ages of 25 to 49. More>>

It's supposed to be the safe option – acetaminophen, most widely known as Tylenol, is routinely prescribed by doctors for pregnant women in pain. More>>

Dr. Campbell: February is National Heart Month Video included

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February is National Heart Month and the month that we bring awareness to cardiovascular disease with the Go Red for Women campaign. Friday is "National Wear Red Day." More>>

Dr. Campbell: Apps can provide a path to wellness

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Apps can provide a valuable boost for people looking to monitor their health. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Electronic records rules could be problematic

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The Obama administration has clearly mandated that Electronic Medical Records (EMR) will be necessary in order to comply with federal regulations for reimbursement for both hospitals and physicians.   The More>>

Dr. Campbell: New coding system could be medical nightmare

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Dr. Kevin Campbell writes about concerns in the medical community about a new coding system coming in 2014. More>>

Making and sticking to your New Year's resolutions Video included

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Many Americans will be hitting the gym, eating veggies and making wholesale lifestyle changes after making a New Year's resolution. Dr. Kevin Campbell will show us how to make and keep those New Year resolutions. More>>

McDonald's is telling its employees not to eat fast food because its high in fat and sodium. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Potential shortage of doctors is real

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Dr. Kevin Campbell believes medicine is at a crossroads, and a potential shortage of doctors is quite real. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Leadership tips for the hospital - and beyond

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Dr. Kevin Campbell examines some key leadership traits essential for serving patients. More>>

WNCN Investigates

Getting the best deals in NC hospitals Video included

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Under a new pricing-transparency law going into effect next year, N.C. hospitals must submit charges for 140 of their most common procedures. More>>

Smarter Living: Cool school lunches Video included

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With school now in full swing, parents who pack their child's lunch knows there's a good chance their kids are getting tired of the same old sandwich day after day. In this week's "Smarter Living," Sharon Tazewell looks at creative, quick and healthy lunches. More>>

Dr. Campbell: The value of 'we' in health care

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Working as a team has real value in the care of a patient.
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Dr. Campbell: The power of 'I don't know'

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Dr. Kevin Campbell says being honest about what you don't know can be a valuable tool. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Affordable Care Act could contribute to physician burnout

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Dr. Kevin Campbell writes that the Affordable Care Act could contribute to physician burnout. More>>

WNCN special focuses on impact of Obamacare Video included

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WNCN held a one-hour look at the Affordable Care Act on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. More>>

Under fire, 'Obamacare' going live -- with glitches

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The biggest expansion of society's safety net since Medicare will be in the hands of consumers, and most of their concerns don't revolve around ideology and policy details. More>>

NC starts testing what health law means for people

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The federal government will operate North Carolina's online marketplace for private insurance that launches on Tuesday. More>>

Blue Cross says insurance rate letter may be shocking, but there are options Video included

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Just days before the implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplace, thousands of people across the state are receiving rate plan letters. More>>

Health law online sign-up delayed for small firms

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Days before the debut of new online insurance markets, a couple of last-minute technical glitches are making supporters anxious. More>>

Dr. Campbell's tips for internet safety Video included

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Dr. Kevin Campbell appears every Wednesday morning on WNCN Today. He will also provide a special one-minute guide to healthy living each week for WNCN.com. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Nurses set example with commitment to care

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Dr. Kevin Campbell writes that nurses provide a wonderful example of how to care for people in a hospital environment. More>>

Dr. Campbell: 'Big Brother' is watching as ACA approaches

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The Affordable Care Act will raise concerns about privacy, Dr. Kevin Campbell writes.
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Exchanges create confusion for Medicare recipients

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Medicare beneficiaries don't have to do anything differently and will continue to go to Medicare.gov to sign up for plans. More>>

Myriad languages, cultures challenge health reform

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Understanding the law is a challenge even for lawmakers, but delivering its message to non-English speakers is a special complication. More>>

Newly insured to deepen primary care doctor gap

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A shortage of primary care physicians is expected to worsen as millions of newly insured Americans gain coverage under the federal health care law More>>

Health law could overwhelm addiction services

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4 million people with drug and alcohol problems suddenly will become eligible for insurance coverage under the new health care overhaul. More>>

Blue Cross NC announces prices for Affordable Care Video included

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The state's largest health insurer is telling consumers how much it will charge individuals under terms of the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Doctors must focus more on prevention Video included

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Dr. Kevin Campbell says U.S. doctors should focus more on prevention rather than reacting to problems. More>>

Why lifting weights is important for women Video included

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It's not uncommon for women to avoid the weights section when they go to the gym, but this week's "Smarter Living" will examine how lifting weights can help reverse the signs of aging. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Hospital costs inflated by middle men

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Dr. Campbell expresses concern about how items like saline water are overpriced to consumers. More>>

Avoiding backpack injuries this school year Video included

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Each year, thousands of children suffer back injuries due to overloaded back packs or because they are wearing them incorrectly. Dr. Campbell discusses how to avoid an injury with the right backpack. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Timely information critical for patients

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Waiting is an unfortunate part of health care, and physicians should always be respectful of their patients' need to get information as quickly as possible. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Affordable care act raises concerns about choice

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The Affordable Care Act is raising concerns about choice, according to Dr. Kevin Campbell. More>>

Heat-related injuries in athletes: signs, symptoms and prevention Video included

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In light of recent student athlete's death in Fayetteville, Dr. Kevin Campbell will discuss heat related injuries for young athletes Wednesday morning on WNCN Today. Dr. Campbell will address the signs, symptoms and prevention. More>>

Dr. Campbell's tips for choosing a healthy chocolate Video included

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Dr. Kevin Campbell appears every Wednesday morning on WNCN Today. He will also provide a special one-minute guide to healthy living each week for WNCN.com. More>>

Fainting: causes, symptoms and when to consult a doctor Video included

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Dr. Kevin Campbell discusses fainting on WNCN Today, including what causes it, what symptoms to look for and when to consult your doctor about it. More>>

Radiation exposure from CT scans and the risk for cancer

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Dr. Kevin Campbell discusses radiation exposure from CT scans and the risk of cancer associated with the scans on WNCN Today.
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Dr. Campbell's tips for sunburn treatment Video included

Dr. Kevin Campbell appears every Wednesday morning on WNCN Today. He will also provide a special one-minute guide to healthy living each week for WNCN.com. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Ridiculous codes overwhelm doctors

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Do doctors really need a code for "bitten by an orca"? Dr. Campbell believes doctors should spend more time on care and less time on learning codes.
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Dr. Campbell: Availability of medical data raises concerns

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The massive amount of data available on doctors raises some concerns for Dr. Kevin Campbell. More>>

Throwing the doc under the bus: Undermining trust and the doctor-patient relationship

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We ALL try to do our very best for our patients.  Often the decisions we make have profound impacts on outcomes.
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Dr. Kevin Campbell: When you should fire your doctor

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Just as in marriage, the ability to communicate is essential to any successful doctor-patient relationship.In fact, the most successful doctor-patient relationships are a lot like a marriage.  Both parties More>>

Dr. Campbell: Managing Peanut Allergies in School Video included

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Food allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern that affect an estimated four to six percent of children in the United States. More>>

Harnett Co. health system loses $24M in two years Video included

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A hospital system in Harnett County has lost millions over the last two years, concerning citizens and hospital administrators. More>>

Sean Maroney takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge on air Video included

Maroney accepted the challenge live on WNCN Today Saturday morning at the Shred It event in Fayetteville. Maroney accepted the challenge live on WNCN Today Saturday morning at the Shred It event in Fayetteville.
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Sean Maroney was challenged and he stepped up to the plate. More>>

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