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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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Brunswick hospital lifts visitor age restriction

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Children can once again visit patients at Brunswick Community Hospital. Full story...
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Parent says mold an old problem at Wrightsboro Elementary

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video The school will host an informational session for parents Monday night at 6:30, but one parent says the cleaning is long overdue. Tonight at 6 we'll hear from that parent, who says school employees have known about the mold problem for months. Full story...
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Columbus County rated state's unhealthiest

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videoThe counties were measured by how healthy people are and how long they live. Full story...
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February is American Heart Month

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video Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It affects nearly 800,000 Americans every year. Full story...
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Flu vaccine clinics planned for Brunswick County

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Novant Urgent Care is offering flu vaccine clinics at two of its locations next week. Full story...
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Kids and good health

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Raising children may be good for your health. a new study finds that couples raising kids, especially the mothers had lower blood pressure than couples who did not have children. Full story...
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Fat below the waist

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Research has long shown that people who carry their fat around the middle, so called 'apple' shapes have greater health problems than people who carry their fat around the rear, the so called 'pear' shapes. Full story...
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Taking advantage of Flu Vaccine Week

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videoIf you haven't received your flu shots, there's no time like now. They're free, and there's a large supply of both H1N1 and seasonal flu shots at the New Hanover County Health Department. Full story...
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Flu Vaccination Week starts Monday

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The New Hanover County Health Department will give free seasonal and H1N1 flu shots next week. Full story...
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Urgent care closes doors

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video A medical practice in Surf City has closed its doors due to financial issues, but did not notify patients they were shutting down. WWAY's Nadine Maeser talks to patients who want to know why the doors closed and how to get in contact with their doctor. Full story...
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