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5:00 Healthwatch: April 8, 2011

An estimated 30 to 50 million American adults are lactose intolerant. That's when the body can't properly digest milk and milk products. Here with more on the chronic condition, and tips on how to cope with it, is Ninette Sosa for tonight's Health Watch.

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Queen Azalea tours Port City

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video The 64th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival is in full bloom. Today the queen got to know the Port City. Queen Heather French Henry and her entourage toured some important places throughout Wilmington, including the Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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Teen pregnancies reach record low

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Teen pregnancies in the US are at a record low. That's according to new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Full story...
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Vaccine boosters required, recommended for adolescents

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April is Adolescent Immunization Awareness Month in North Carolina, and the NC Division of Public Health is reminding parents to protect their teens and pre-teens by bringing them up to date on required and recommended vaccinations. Full story...
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Scientists say they're making progress in Alzheimer's research

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Two new reports from genetic researchers show some promising findings in the field of Alzheimer's research. Full story...
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NC hospital must pay $1.9M for false billing

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Federal prosecutors say a Raleigh hospital has agreed to pay nearly $2 million to settle allegations it overbilled Medicare by ordering higher-cost services for patients who only needed outpatient treatment. Full story...
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Recalled beef sold in North Carolina

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A southern Kansas packing plant has recalled more than 7 tons of ground beef products after lab tests detected E. coli. Full story...
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New law to help improve child nutrition

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre and USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon came to Bladen County to celebrate National Nutrition Month. During their visit to Elizabeth Primary School, McIntyre and Concannon spoke to students and faculty about the importance of nutrition in public schools. Full story...
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Former Duke researcher retracts lung cancer paper

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A Duke University cancer researcher who resigned in November amid questions about his work has retracted a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study reported that a gene profiling test could help show which lung cancer patients most need chemotherapy. Full story...
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NC midwife supporters want expanded home births

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Advocates for people who want to make home births more common in North Carolina are making their case for more liberal licensing rules to the General Assembly. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Study finds 'Grey's Anatomy' shapes viewers' reality

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video "Grey's Anatomy" has been captivating audiences since it premiered back in 2005. But it may be having a bigger effect than you may think. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: CrossFit creates fitness craze

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video WWAY viewers voted it the best gym in the Cape Fear. CrossFit Coastal is just one of hundreds of CrossFit programs that have popped up around the nation, but what exactly is CrossFit, this fitness craze that has garnered local and national attention? Full story...
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VA to enroll area veterans for health benefits

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The VA Rural Health Team is coming to Wilmington and Leland. Veterans in the Wilmington and Leland areas can enroll in the VA Health Care System. Full story...
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NHRMC considers outsourcing management

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video New Hanover Regional Medical Center could be run by another health care system located in another part of the state. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. settles jail TB case

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A former inmate who claims he got tuberculosis at the Brunswick County jail has settled with the county for a lump sum. Full story...
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