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Trauma surgeon speaks about JFK's assassination

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video The 26th annual Trauma and Emergency Symposium ended today at the Wilmington Convention Center. This 2 day event was sponsored by the New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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Almost 480K NC consumers sign up, re-enroll for health care

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U.S. health officials say almost 480,000 people in North Carolina have either selected a new health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act or been automatically re-enrolled during the latest sign-up period. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell visited Raleigh on Friday to release the new numbers. The deadline for signing up is Feb. 15. Full story...
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Area parents, doctor join in on vaccination conversation

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videoThe debate over whether or not to vaccinate children is brewing across the country, and it's sparking the conversation right here in our community, too. Full story...
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Coalition starts bid to expand Medicaid in North Carolina

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A coalition of groups is beginning an effort to expand Medicaid in North Carolina despite opposition from Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly. The Charlotte Observer reports the various group gathered for a news conference Wednesday to outline their plans. Full story...
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Novant Health to lift visitor restrictions

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In a news release Wednesday, Novant Health officials said they will lift the visitor restrictions put in place at several of their facilities due to the flu season. Full story...
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NC health agency reminds people to get measles vaccination

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North Carolina's health agency is advising people to vaccinate against measles, especially since 102 people from 14 states were diagnosed with the illness last month. Full story...
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Tillis: Restaurant worker hand washing should be optional

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videoA freshman Republican senator says restaurants shouldn't have to make their employees wash their hands after bathroom visits if they are willing to accept the consequences. Full story...
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Dogs, cats recovering after rescue from hoarding situation

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videoTwenty-seven animals are recovering after Brunswick County deputies said they were living in an apparent hoarding situation. Full story...
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9 new flu deaths reported in NC

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State health officials say there were nine new flu deaths in North Carolina last week. Full story...
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Fayetteville Vet Center moves, offers expanded services

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The Fayetteville Vet Center has moved to a new location where it will offer expanded counseling services. Full story...
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