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Mental illness diagnoses growing nationally, locally

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videoWilmington doctor Arthur Costantini says in the past few years there has been a 20 percent increase in mental illness locally. Full story...
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Confusing drug names major source of medical errors

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A new report finds confusing drug names are a major source of medical errors. How do you avoid becoming a victim? Full story...
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Study: Lack of exercise hurts DNA

A new study finds that a lack of exercise isn't just bad for your heart, it may actually make your DNA age faster. People who get regular exercise tend to live longer, and a new study has some clues as to why.
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School teaches kids good hygiene

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videoFlu and cold season is always at its peak during the winter and spring months and that means schools filled with little germs flying about the classrooms. Full story...
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New nursing home philosophy: Limit time in wheelchairs

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You can see it at most long-term care centers -- residents in wheelchairs lining hallways, just sitting or rolling slowly down the hall. Full story...
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