Health
Mental health advocates question Dix plans
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:32am.

Some mental health advocates are questioning the city of Raleigh's plans to turn the old Dorothea Dix psychiatric hospital into a park.

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School ball field safe for kids despite coal ash
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 7:39am.

State regulators say it is safe to use the athletic field at a Brunswick County school, even though coal ash was spread to elevate it more than 20 years ago.

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FIT MINUTE - Plank for strength, stay for balance
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 9:48pm.

videoIn the Fit Minute, we work on balance again. But, all the moves are on the ground this time. How does that improve your balance? Well, personal trainers say balance comes from strength, especially core strength. So, doing different types of planks will help you strengthen your torso muscles all while working on your balance.

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A child doesn't let heart problems break her
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:00pm.

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.

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Wilmington, Chapel Hill firms in line for multimillion-dollar government contract
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:38pm.

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.

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NC coming up against another food stamp deadline
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:40pm.

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.

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NC health insurance sign-ups higher than predicted
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:44pm.

The Obama administration says North Carolina's marketplace for subsidized health insurance continues to enroll buyers for private coverage at a steady clip.

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FIT MINUTE - Incorporate balancing moves into your workout
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:43pm.

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.

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NC dental board considers rule changes
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 9:22am.

The North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners could change rules on emergency response and training after a second death linked to "conscious sedation."

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UNCW's Azalea Triathlon changing lives
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 11:23pm.

video UNCW hosted the 11th annual Azalea Triathlon this weekend. One man tells how the race turned his life around.

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