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First meeting set on NC sterilization compensation

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A new panel created by Gov. Beverly Perdue is charged with figuring out the best ways to recompense people who were sterilized through a state program that ended in the 1970s. Full story...
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5:00 Healthwatch: April 26, 2011

Migraine pain is so intense, it can be debilitating, but in some cases, migraines can cause more than just severe discomfort. Here's Shelby Lin with tonight's Health Watch.

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"And the Winner is..." BEST CHIROPRACTOR

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video Last week we wanted to know who tunes up your car. This week we want to know who tunes up your back. Who gets your spine in line? Who has that magic touch when they crack your back? Let us know who is the BEST CHIROPRACTOR in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are aligning up (4 p.m. Thurs.):
Spinal Care of Wilmington - 26%
Galligan Family Chiropractic - 23%
Coastal Chiropractic - 16%
VOTE NOW! Full story...

Fussiness in infancy may predict future behavior problems, study finds

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Persistent crying and disturbed sleep linked to later temper tantrums, anxiety, depression. Full story...
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Still no NC state insurance plan agreement reached

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North Carolina lawmakers are going home for the weekend without an agreement on premiums for the health insurance plan for state workers, teachers and retirees. Full story...
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Obama administration eases pain of Medicare cuts

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Millions of seniors in popular private insurance plans offered through Medicare are getting a reprieve from some of the most controversial cuts in President Barack Obama's health care law. Full story...
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NY backs off rules on kickball, tag at day camps

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New York state health officials have yanked a set of proposed guidelines for what were initially deemed risky day camp games like tag, Red Rover and kickball. Full story...
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Customers say Value Place hotel has bed bug problem

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videoWe've all heard the saying "sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite," but a Wilmington hotel customer says she did not sleep too well Thursday night because of a few creepy crawlies. Full story...
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House speaker meets with groups on NC health plan

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The leader of the North Carolina House says he's trying to alleviate the concerns of teachers and retired workers over their state health care plan that led Gov. Bev Perdue to veto a proposal to close a projected half-billion-dollar spending gap in the plan over the next two years. Full story...
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Ex-Camp Lejeune schools worker sues over water

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A former employee of Camp Lejeune schools has sued the federal government, saying that contaminated water at the Marine base caused her to develop an aggressive form of cancer. Full story...
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Watchdog group makes 2nd push to ban diet pill

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For the second time in five years, public health advocates are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban a fat-blocking drug sold over-the counter and via prescription, pointing to new reports of kidney stones and pancreatic damage. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes health plan, student loan bills

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed two bills, including one that would have required monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers for health insurance. Full story...
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Wilmington brain surgery survivor "plays ball"

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video Wilmington 10-year-old Zion Kinlaw played his first baseball game of the season Tuesday night. Kinlaw is a brain surgery survivor. His story which reaches to Chapel Hill and back is simply remarkable. Full story...
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NC fight brews over who benefits from health pool

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The North Carolina health insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses taking shape in the General Assembly is drawing howls from consumer advocates. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pender Board of Health may soon name new health director

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videoFor the past seven months the Pender County Board of Health has been on the hunt for a permanent health director. The position has been in control of an interim health director after the former director, Jack Griffith, retired in September after some questioned his actions. Full story...
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