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Complaints roll in about problems with NCTracks

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videoOfficials at the state Department of Health and Human Services issued public statements last summer saying the new computer system for processing Medicaid claims was working great, even as newly released records show complaints were coming from across the state. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Preschoolers learn exercises for now and later

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video Stretch-n-Grow is a program in Wilmington that teaches children exercises that not only get them moving, but also help them live up to their potential. Full story...
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CFCC students raise awareness about suicide prevention

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videoStudents in the CFCC Psychology Club were out on the street today to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Full story...
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Padgett undergoes successful transplant

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video The Wilmington City Council had a full docket at their Tuesday meeting, but instead of talking dollars and cents the biggest announcement was about the health of a councilwoman. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Health Department now offering flu shots

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videoThe weather may still be warm, but it's time to think about getting a flu shot. To make sure you stay healthy, the New Hanover County Health Department is offering flu shots to the community. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Seated Zumba gives you great workout while sitting down

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video Zumba can be intimidating to those who are older or have physical issues. So, that's why instructors created a modified class known as seated Zumba. Full story...
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Healthcare collaboration aimed at helping patients

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A new partnership in southeastern North Carolina will make it easier for physicians to share information they say will improve patient care. Full story...
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Three horses dead from EEE in Pender County

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The Pender County Health Department says three horses in the county have died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Full story...
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New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington Health and BCBSNC launch NC’s first accountable care alliance

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), Wilmington Health (WH) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) have agreed to launch an Accountable Care Alliance to enhance care and provide greater value for health care consumers in Southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Walgreens buying Raleigh-based Kerr drugstores

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Walgreens announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to buy Raleigh-based Kerr drugstores. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Full story...
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NC school board considering abstinence grants for Bladen, Duplin Co.

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North Carolina's school board is expected to distribute about $800,000 to 19 rural public school districts to help teach children to abstain from sex. Full story...
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Women rally in Wilmington for maternity safety

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videoSome Wilmington moms are taking part in a national rally spanning 170 cities about maternity care for women. Full story...
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Firefighters fill their boots for a good cause

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videoNew Hanover County Fire Rescue filled their boots at several locations beginning Friday in an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Full story...
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Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

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videoA federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The global settlement would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research. Full story...
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NHRMC, Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology get $1.5 million grant from National Cancer Institute

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Zimmer Cancer Center and Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology have been awarded a $1.58 million grant over the next three years from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Full story...
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