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FIT MINUTE - Plank for strength, stay for balance

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videoIn the Fit Minute, we work on balance again. But, all the moves are on the ground this time. How does that improve your balance? Well, personal trainers say balance comes from strength, especially core strength. So, doing different types of planks will help you strengthen your torso muscles all while working on your balance. Full story...
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A child doesn't let heart problems break her

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video Riley Burns is one of just six children in North Carolina with an adult pacemaker. She and her mom described what started as a normal day...ended with an airlift that changed her life forever. Full story...
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Wilmington, Chapel Hill firms in line for multimillion-dollar government contract

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videoThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases division has awarded contracts to five companies across the country to form a clinical studies network — and two of them are in our state — Rho Federal Systems in Chapel Hill and PPD Inc. in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC coming up against another food stamp deadline

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North Carolina's health secretary says it will be "extremely difficult" to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month to comply with demands from federal regulators. Full story...
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NC health insurance sign-ups higher than predicted

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The Obama administration says North Carolina's marketplace for subsidized health insurance continues to enroll buyers for private coverage at a steady clip. Full story...
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