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FIT MINUTE: How foam rollers can smooth out your muscle knots

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videoTight and sore muscles don't really help when it comes to convincing yourself to go to the gym. But there is something actually at the gym, that can help you smooth out the knots. Full story...
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As flu spreads, NHRMC steps up safeguards

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videoAs the flu continues to spread in North Carolina, the area's largest health care provider is taking steps to protect patients. Full story...
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5 more people die from flu in NC; total now 27

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State health officials say five more people have died from the flu in North Carolina, bringing the state total for the season to 27. Full story...
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NC doctors sue state over Medicaid payment delays

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A group of North Carolina doctors has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking millions in damages from the state and its contractors over flawed computer programs that severely delayed Medicaid reimbursements. Full story...
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FDA asks doctors to stop prescribing pain meds with high dose of acetaminophen

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videoThe FDA is asking doctors to stop prescribing pain medicine with high amounts of a popular medicine. When Vicodin or Percocet are not enough to ease pain after surgery, some people turn to Tylenol. But experts say if you're not careful, you may poison yourself. Full story...
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UNC Study: Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates

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For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children’s homes. Full story...
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Judge nixes preliminary approval of $765M NFL concussion case

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A federal judge in Philadelphia has preliminarily rejected a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing the sum may not be enough to cover injured players. Full story...
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NC DHHS secretary apologizes for privacy breach

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The head of North Carolina's troubled health department is apologizing for sending Medicaid cards for nearly 49,000 children to the wrong recipients, but says her agency is dealing with unprecedented changes as a result of the federal healthcare overhaul. Full story...
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North Carolina: Top 5 for Obamacare Enrollment

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North Carolina outstripped all but a handful of states during the first few months of health insurance enrollment established under the federal overhaul law. Full story...
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Infant from eastern North Carolina dies of flu

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videoState health officials say an infant from eastern North Carolina is the first child to die from the flu during the 2013-14 season. The NC Department of Health and Human Services reported that the child died Monday due to complications associated with the flu. Full story...
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NC health agency leaders facing legislators again

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General Assembly members are poised to hold another meeting about more troubles within North Carolina's health agency. Full story...
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Meet your goals in 2014

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videoWhether you're trying to quit smoking or struggling to improve your eating habits. Meeting goals can be tough. A local counselor says there are three basic principles you can apply to your life to meet any goal. Full story...
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Insurers extend time to pay for NC health policies

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The two health insurance companies selling policies on the federal marketplace for North Carolina consumers are extending payment deadlines on plans taking effect this month. Full story...
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NC warned to fix food stamp applications problems

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Federal regulators have warned North Carolina's health agency to address problems within its computer system to process food stamp applications or face monetary consequences. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: 2014 Taking Control of Your Health Fair

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videoThe 2014 Taking Control of Your Health Fair was today. People came out to Independence Mall in Wilmington to take advantage of free information, medical screenings, and more. Full story...
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