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A child doesn't let heart problems break her

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video Riley Burns is one of just six children in North Carolina with an adult pacemaker. She and her mom described what started as a normal day...ended with an airlift that changed her life forever. Full story...
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Wilmington, Chapel Hill firms in line for multimillion-dollar government contract

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videoThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases division has awarded contracts to five companies across the country to form a clinical studies network — and two of them are in our state — Rho Federal Systems in Chapel Hill and PPD Inc. in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC coming up against another food stamp deadline

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North Carolina's health secretary says it will be "extremely difficult" to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month to comply with demands from federal regulators. Full story...
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NC health insurance sign-ups higher than predicted

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The Obama administration says North Carolina's marketplace for subsidized health insurance continues to enroll buyers for private coverage at a steady clip. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Incorporate balancing moves into your workout

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videoWhen you work out, you probably do the three common types of exercise. Maybe you'll do some cardio, then some strength training and finish with stretching. But, there is a fourth one, balancing, that not many people do. If you want to stay mobile your entire life, you'll want to improve your balance. Full story...
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NC dental board considers rule changes

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The North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners could change rules on emergency response and training after a second death linked to "conscious sedation." Full story...
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UNCW's Azalea Triathlon changing lives

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video UNCW hosted the 11th annual Azalea Triathlon this weekend. One man tells how the race turned his life around. Full story...
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Three more people die of the flu in North Carolina

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Three people died of the flu in North Carolina last week, down from the previous week and a sign that the illness is in decline. In all, the state Department of Health and Human Services says 85 people have died from the flu since the season began in November. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Lower body stretching

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videoIn the Fit Minute, we focus on stretching again. But, we're elongating and relaxing the lower body this week. Personal trainers say because many of you sit nearly all day long your leg muscles are probably super tight. So, we'll show you a series of stretches you can do to loosen them up. It will not only many you feel better but it will also make you perform better. Full story...
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NC waste management director retiring in June

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North Carolina's chief landfill and hazardous waste regulator is retiring this spring. Division of Waste Management Director Dexter Matthews told agency workers Monday of his decision to leave June 1 after 13 years at his current job and 30 years in environmental and public health protection. Matthews says his plan had always been to retire at 30 years. Full story...
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