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Hermitage House fined $2,000 in death of patient

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An assisted living home in Wilmington has been fined $2,000 for not taking a patient who fell to the doctor. Authorities say the patient suffered a broken neck and died several days later. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Sweat while you sit

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video While doing aerobics, doing pretty much anything that gets your heart rate up and muscles engaged will suffice. So, why not sit down while you do it? That's what some people are doing! They're sitting and sweating. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bacteria in well drive former tenant to court

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videoSamples from the North Carolina Health Department show a certain type of bacteria is living in a Castle Hayne well. Former tenant Tracy Clark says not even her dog would drink the water at 5701 Orange Street in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Hagan's newborn screening bill advances in Senate

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videoA bill to help save the lives of babies is advancing in the US Senate. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) is one of the sponsors of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act. It got unanimous approval in committee yesterday and now heads to the full Senate. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Kickboxing

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videoIn this week's Fit Minute, people are still kicking and punching their way to 'knockout' bodies. Instructors say kickboxing will not only keep you fit, it will also keep you sane! Full story...
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E-cigarettes banned in New Hanover County buildings; vehicles

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video Electronic cigarettes are banned from all New Hanover County facilities by an amended ordinance adopted by the Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man says E-Cig caused temporary blindness

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videoA Sneads Ferry man says an attempt to quit smoking may cost him his eyesight. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland couple won't accept donations, sells possessions to pay medical bill

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video Times are tough for a lot of people, but a Navy veteran and his wife are trying to stay afloat, while keeping their pride and a positive perspective. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Stepping up step aerobics

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videoStep aerobics was very popular in the '90s. While many people still take classes, others avoid them because they just don't think they're coordinated enough. So, many gyms offer both Les Mills Body Step and Body Step Athletic allowing you to choose whether you want more dance or more grunt. Full story...
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CDC: Water at Lejeune linked to birth defects

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video A long-awaited study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a US Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers. Full story...
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Three NC deaths blamed on flu

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videoThe NC Department of Health and Human Services says three people have died after being infected with seasonal influenza. The patients were from Eastern North Carolina, the Triad region and the Charlotte area. Full story...
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Assisted living facility fined $64,500

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Shallotte Assisted Living has been fined $64,500 by the state for failing to protect residents from mental and physical abuse, and for failing to maintain rules about controlled substances and personal care and supervision. Full story...
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NC OKs higher rates to keep Blue Cross policies

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North Carolina's insurance commissioner is clearing the state's largest health insurer to raise premiums by between 16 percent and 24 percent on policies that would have been canceled for failing to meet minimum requirements required by the new federal law. Full story...
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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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