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5:00 Healthwatch: September 16, 2011

At least two people have died and 22 have gotten sick after eating cantaloupe infected with the deadly listeria bacteria. North Carolina is one of the states where there's been a recall, but millions of cantaloupes may still be tainted.

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5:00 Healthwatch: September 15, 2011

Hair loss from chemotherapy can be difficult for a young child or their classmates to comprehend. In a new book from the American Cancer Society, a young girl talks about hair loss, hair donations, and the importance of giving to others.

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6:00 Healthwatch: September 15, 2011

Health problems from obesity may mean this generation of children could be the first to be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, but there's no better time than today to join the effort to fight childhood obesity.

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5:00 Healthwatch: September 14, 2011

Successful surgery may enable two conjoined twins to have normal lives. Doctors practiced with "Cabbage Patch Dolls". They learned how to turn and flip the twins without tangling all the lines that would be attached during the operation. Now, with rehab, the boys have a chance to recover.

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5:00 Healthwatch: September 13, 2011

Fall is just around the corner, and you know what that means, Flu season. That's right, it's time to get inoculated. As Susan Hendricks reports, although Flu season doesn't peak till January or February, the sooner you get vaccinated, the better.

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5:00 Healthwatch: September 12, 2011

Some disturbing news about one type of Breast Cancer. The latest research finds more evidence of a strong genetic connection, making diagnosis an urgent family matter.

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6:00 Healthwatch: September 12, 2011

September is Newborn Screening month and if you're a new parent or on the verge of becoming one, you may want to listen up.

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5:00 Healthwatch: September 8, 2011

For Autistic adults, activities like boarding a plane can be overwhelming, even stressful, but a little practice goes a long way.

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6:00 Healthwatch: September 8, 2011

in tonight's Medical Minute, we're going to take another look at smoking, more specifically, second-hand smoke. A new study in the journal pediatrics shows a correlation between parents who smoke and their children's absences from school.

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5:00 Healthwatch: September 7, 2011

Flu season is just around the corner. The Flu is contagious and can lead to severe, even deadly, consequences. In tonight's Health Watch, Doctor Timothy Johnson reports on some recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for fighting the Flu.

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