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Fit Minute: Why physical therapy is only the beginning of your healing

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videoIf you've ever had an injury or surgery you might have gone to a physical therapist afterward. Physical therapists say it's essential that you get help from them so you don't hurt yourself more. But, they don't want you to stop moving your body once you're done with physical therapy. Full story...
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Congressmen hear from NC opponents of health law

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Opponents of the federal health care overhaul testified before congressional Republicans at a North Carolina hearing that the law's supporters called a political stunt. Full story...
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NC officials say Medicaid billing progress made

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North Carolina health officials say more medical providers are getting the hang of a new Medicaid billing system after its rocky first few months in operation. But not all state lawmakers are convinced the NCTracks system has turned the corner. Full story...
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Blue Cross: Pay higher rates to keep policies

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North Carolina's largest health insurer is asking for rate increases of between 16 percent and 24 percent to renew policies that would have been canceled for failing to meet minimum requirements under the federal overhaul law. Full story...
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Asheville compounding pharmacy recalls products

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A compounding pharmacy in Asheville is recalling sterile products because of the possibility of contamination. The US Food and Drug Administration said the products being recalled include those in the form of an injectable drug or an eye drop. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Weight training that's fun and fast

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videoWeight training can be difficult if you don't know exactly what you're doing or don't have a set routine. If you've always wanted to build muscle but don't know where to start, there is a class for that. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Southport City Hall workers say mold a problem

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video Some Southport City Hall employees say mold is taking over their building, but they say when they reached out for help, nobody helped. Full story...
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NC AG says refusal of Medicaid expansion was wrong

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says he can't see any reason why the North Carolina legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory refused to expand Medicaid coverage except for a political one. Full story...
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Commissioners approve raise for ABC chair, e-cig ban

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners today approved a raise for the head of the county's Alcohol Beverage Control and banned e-cigarettes from county property. Full story...
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Goodwin vows quick approvals for new health plans

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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says his agency will expedite a review of 2014 health plans following President Obama's announcement that companies could continue offering policies that don't meet minimum requirements under the Affordable Care Act. Full story...
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Hagan raising money with VP as GOP criticism rises

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Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is wrapping up a difficult week both defending and criticizing the health care overhaul with a return to North Carolina to raise money for her re-election campaign with help from Vice President Joe Biden. Full story...
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McIntyre crosses aisle, votes for GOP Obamacare reforms

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The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation letting insurance companies sell individual coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of standards set in "Obamacare." Full story...
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NHRMC ranked among best in nation

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videoNew Hanover Regional Medical Center is one of the 2013 "Health Strong" Hospitals. That puts NHRMC among the top 2.5 percent of hospitals in the nation. Full story...
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Obama move on cancelled plans may touch 475K in NC

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Some of the nearly 475,000 North Carolina residents whose health insurance policies were canceled by their companies for not meeting new federal coverage standards may get to keep the policies. Full story...
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Obama will allow old insurance plans

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videoPresident Barack Obama says he hears Americans who are upset about losing their health insurance "loud and clear" and is offering a fix. Obama on Thursday announced that insurance companies can keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be cancelled. Full story...
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