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NC panel wants focus on curbing prescription abuse

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A panel says North Carolina legislators and Gov. Pat McCrory should look at ways to curb prescription drug abuse so deaths among youths can be prevented. Full story...
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Flu cases on the increase

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video The flu has hit hard and early, and the rush is on to try to prevent the spread of the virus. New Hanover County Health Department officials remind residents it is not too late to become vaccinated. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: FDA might tighten reins on Vicodin

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For the millions of patients across the nation who rely on Vicodin for relief from severe pain, the new rules could sharply restrict the number of pills they can get and drastically increase the number of doctor visits necessary to get them. Many patients who can now get a six-month supply would need to visit their doctors every 30 days to renew a prescription. Full story...
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FDA requires lower doses for sleep medications

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The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness. Full story...
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Great workouts using items in your own home

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video Exercise on a dime! A personal trainer shows Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs how to get a full gym workout using items you already have at home Full story...
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