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Health

Students weigh backpacks to learn impact of heavy loads

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videoCFCC students weighed in on more than just class to promote healthy habits in downtown Wilmington today, just in time for National Backpack Day. Full story...
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NC agency reviewing Medicaid expansion options

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North Carolina's health secretary says her agency is collecting information for Gov. Pat McCrory to offer him possible options for expanding Medicaid coverage under the federal health care overhaul. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Ladies, are you making these workout mistakes?

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videoAre you going to the gym and eating right, and still not getting the results you want? It's so frustrating whether you're a man or a woman. Full story...
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VA clinic delays causing problems for local veteran

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videoVA clinics are facing severe scrutiny across the country. Now, one local veteran is speaking out saying he's facing 'ridiculous' wait times right here in the Port City. Full story...
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DHHS Oversight,1st Ld NC health officials highlight Medicaid finances

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North Carolina health officials are celebrating a positive cash balance within the state Medicaid agency for the most recent fiscal year. They're also crediting a consultant's work for helping bring Medicaid finances under control. The state budget office told a General Assembly oversight committee Tuesday that Medicaid had $64 million remaining when the year ended June 30. The state Department of Health and Human Services is in charge of Medicaid. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Animal shelter trying to clean up from roach infestation, stem cat eye infections

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videoCockroaches, eye infections and chemical pesticides. These are just a few of the complaints we've received about the Columbus County Animal Shelter in Whiteville. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Wilmington man loses 125 lbs

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videoWatching TV during the day or late at night, you might see those infomercials promising a quick fix to your weight problem. Personal trainers say, many times, those programs just don't work because real weight loss takes time and dedication. Full story...
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4th Ebola patient to be flown to US for care

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An Atlanta hospital says a patient infected with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to its isolation unit for treatment. Emory University Hospital says the patient is expected to arrive Tuesday morning. Full story...
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Wilmington Stands Up to Cancer

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videoRelay for Life and the American Cancer Society paired together Friday night in Wilmington to Stand Up to Cancer. Full story...
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CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco products sooner than planned

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videoAs CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. Full story...
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Dozens of jobs affected as Dosher looks to cut costs

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital has announced some details of its plan to cut costs. "It kind of hurts," Dosher volunteer Verda Darrell said. Full story...
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Dosher trustees vote to cut staff

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videoTrustees have decided how Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport will cut costs to make up for financial struggles. Last month WWAY was first to report the hospital was preparing employees for potential layoffs or early retirement packages. Full story...
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NC conservative activist quits $95K health job

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A North Carolina anti-abortion activist and tea party organizer is quitting her $95,000-a-year job as a senior Medicaid adviser after a year. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that Margaret "Mardy" Peal is resigning next month. The single mother said she wanted more time with her family. Full story...
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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

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For Robert McCauley, the scandal at Veterans Affairs medical centers has touched a nerve. The 67-year-old retired sergeant says he's heard complaints from friends about the long wait to see doctors. Full story...
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Dosher trustees plan to meet on possible cuts

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital trustees will meet later this week to talk about the hospital's financial struggles, which could mean cuts. Full story...
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