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Are gluten-free diets worth the hype?

The gluten-free diet has a long history of treating people with celiac disease, a digestive disorder in which your body is abnormally sensitive to gluten, a protein component of wheat, rye, barley and crossbreeds of those grains. Now, going gluten-free is over a $23 billion industry. Dr. Dalal Akoury of AWAREmed explains the history and myths about gluten-free diets.

Parents beware: ‘Eraser Challenge’ can lead to serious burns

STATESVILLE, N.C. (WFXB) – It’s a game that’s been around for years, but the ‘Eraser Challenge’ is getting new attention after a North Carolina middle school took to social media to warn parents. A teacher from Statesville posted a photo on Instagram of a student’s burn marks after a student complained about the pain. Several schools across the nation are speaking…

North Carolina child health care report card gives state mixed reviews

New grades were revealed on North Carolina’s report card for child health care and officials are concerned that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act could seriously impact the state. The North Carolina Institute of Medicine report shows North Carolina received an “A” for making significant progress towards ensuring that all children have access to health insurance, but the report…

Why is colorectal cancer on the rise in milennials?

A new study shows colorectal cancer is on the rise in millennials. The American Cancer Society study revealed people ages 20 to 29 have twice the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer than those born in 1950 – but why? Dr. Dalal Akoury of AWAREmed talks about the symptoms and causes of colon and rectal cancer.

The biggest diet day of the year? Super Bowl Monday

Forget New Year’s Day…the biggest diet start date—for men —is the day after the Super Bowl. According to a survey by Nutrisystem, one in four NFL fans pack on an average of 10 pounds during football season. And, it’s not just football season overall – the Big Game is also a massive calorie killer on its own. According to the…