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A Wilmington company receives national recognition

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In 2002 Trans1 developed a tool to help make back surgery a little less painful. The tool fits through a small incision made just below the tailbone and allows doctors to remove damaged material and insert a screw to separate the two lowest discs in the spine. Full story...
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Quit smoking and feel the health benefits a lot sooner than you think

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Quitting smoking isn't easy. But the American Cancer Society reports smokers who kick the habit will not have to wait long to feel the health benefits. Full story...
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Number of obese children in NC continues to rise

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videoMore than 17 percent of children in North Carolina are obese, and according to local pediatricians that number continues to rise. Full story...
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Open enrollment for Medicare prescription drug benefits

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2009 open enrollment for Medicare prescription drug and Medicare Advantage plans begins November 15, 2008. Full story...
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US adult smoking rate reaches new low

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The adult smoking rate in the United States has reached a new low, dropping below 20 percent for the first time ever. Full story...
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