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UPDATE: After "thorough investigation", Pender Board of Health says no Health Dept. workers taking illegal drugs

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video We also asked how she could call it a "thorough" investigation when no one was drug tested and if she actually expected someone to admit to using drugs during a question and answer session. Full story...
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Study fails to end debate on cancer, cell phone link

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Long-awaited data from an international study have found no evidence of increased risk of brain tumors associated with mobile phones, except in people who have the most exposure. Full story...
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Allergies may need more than OTC

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Doctors say a cold winter combined with plants blooming at the same time and little rain have led to an increase in pollen. Also, allergies can happen at an older age, so you may suddenly be struck with allergies for the first time this season. Full story...
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Pollen setting records this spring

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video This spring we've seen pollen everywhere. The yellow stuff has been giving people across the area fits, but is it worse than usual? Full story...
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H1N1 risk continues

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Thought the risk of H1N1 had passed? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says think again. Full story...
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HEALTH WATCH: UNC study - Few women get enough exercise during pregnancy

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Fewer than 1 in 4 pregnant women meet physical activity guidelines set by doctors and health officials, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. Full story...
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Clinic offers free info for parents of kids with food allergies

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Parents of kids with food allergies: How does a free consultation sound? Tonight is your chance. Full story...
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DSS investigates another assisted living facility

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video DSS says staff at Clare Bridge lost track of two patients who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Full story...
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Medication disposal event Saturday

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The public is invited to bring their unneeded and expired medications to be disposed of in a safe, convenient and environmentally sound manner. Full story...
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NHRMC offer back pain seminar

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Dr. George Huffmon, a neurological surgeon at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, stopped by Good Morning Carolina to talk about one type of back surgery. Full story...
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Technology gives CFCC students hands-on training

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video He blinks, he breathes, and he bleeds. Stan is the newest addition to Cape Fear Community College, and he's helping students make the jump from the classroom to the operating room. Human simulation technology is revolutionizing the way students train for careers in health care and emergency response. Full story...
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H1N1 down, but not out

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Seven people in North Carolina have died as a result of H1N1 in the last four weeks. Full story...
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NHRMC lifts young visitors ban

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Now that the Swine Flu threat has abated, the hospital is again allowing visitors under the age of 18. Full story...
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Wrightsboro parents concerned about mold

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Mold in Wrightsboro Elementary School has parents concerned for the health of their kids. The school held an informational session Monday night to answer questions. Full story...
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Former teacher says Wrightsboro mold problem years old

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video Last week an environmental study showed mold in the ceilings of the 300 and 400 buildings of Wrightsboro and found air quality issues in one classroom. All students were moved out of the affected buildings Full story...
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