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Time to get the facts about Type 1 diabetes

By NICOLETTE LABRIJN

Everyone has heard of diabetes, but few are well-informed unless they are directly associated with the disease. When most people think of diabetes, they think of the form of diabetes that can be the result of lifestyle and health issues, including weight, diet, lack of exercise, and old age. This is Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease. But another form, Type 1, is just as important to learn about: It is a disease where the immune system begins to attack itself causing the pancreas to produce little to no insulin. Read the full story

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Trader Joe’s recalls peanut butter over salmonella risk

The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services is warning residents not to eat or buy a type of Trader Joe’s peanut butter because of a possible link to a national salmonella outbreak. Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall for its Trader Joe’s Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Read the full story

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State provides vaccine amid whooping cough outbreak

Health officials are urging North Carolinians to make sure they’re immunized against pertussis (whooping cough) after new outbreaks across the state. Between December and the first week of June, state public health officials had tracked 179 cases of whooping cough in 23 counties, including 122 cases in the Winston-Salem area. That compared to just 126 cases of pertussis statewide in 2011. Read the full story

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MURDOCK Study seeks people with acne

The MURDOCK Study, based at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, is recruiting 250 people for a study of genetic factors affecting severe acne and adverse responses to treatment with oral medication. Read the full story

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