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TroubleShooters: Insurance company won't cover sick woman

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videoA Pender County woman is in New Hanover Regional recovering from a severe illness. When it was touch-and-go, her husband called their life insurance agent and that phone call only added to their troubles. Full story...
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Childhood, teenage diabetes becoming more common

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videoChildhood and teenage diabetes are becoming more and more common. And pediatricians say the specialized care isn't able to keep up with the demand. Full story...
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New Hanover County rates higher than state on health

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videoNorth Carolina Prevention Partners is an organization that grades the states efforts to reduce preventable disease. Our state was given a C in tobacco use and D's in both nutrition and physical activity. Full story...
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Thursday is World Kidney Day

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The National Kidney Foundation reports hundreds of thousands of patients receive life-saving dialysis treatments every year in the US, but it can avoided with basic testing. Full story...
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NC gets poor health grades in report

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videoReport cards are out for our state and many of the grades are below average. According to North Carolina Prevention Partners, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use are costing the state in lives and money. Full story...
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