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North Carolina in the bottom third for health ranking

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videoIt is not just the state's mental health programs pulling down the state's overall health ranking. For the 2nd year in a row we are rated 36th in the nation; in the bottom third of all states. Full story...
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College students may be wise to get a flu shot

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The annual flu shot isn't specifically recommended for college students, but a new study shows they would be wise to get one anyway. Full story...
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Cases of whooping cough on the rise in several NC counties

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Cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, are on the rise in several counties in North Carolina. There are two in Durham County, seven in Orange and one in Chatham. Now health officials across the heart of Carolina are warning everyone, especially children to watch out. Full story...
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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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