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Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission

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New research provides clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes. Doctors say it should be offered sooner to more people with the disease - not just as a last resort. Full story...
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Patients of disgraced doctor have month to pick up medical records

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Patients of a Wilmington doctor who pleaded guilty last week to illegally prescribing narcotics and attempting to traffic opium have a short window to get back their medical records. Full story...
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US Supreme Court to hear NC native on healthcare

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The US Supreme Court is hearing from a Washington lawyer with North Carolina roots it picked as the devil's advocate on the first day of hearings on the health care reform law. Full story...
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Restaurant holds fundraiser for baby who needs heart transplant

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The Chick-Fil-A on Oleander Drive in Wilmington is hosting a benefit for Hannah and her family tonight. From 5 to 8 p.m., proceeds from food purchased at the restaurant will go toward Hannah's medical care. Full story...
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FDA panel: Dissolvable tobacco could reduce risks

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A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have the potential to increase the number of tobacco users. Full story...
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Eshelman makes another donation to namesake pharmacy school at UNC

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The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $2.5 million gift from alumnus Fred Eshelman to expand the school's research programs and help transform the classroom experience for pharmacy students. Full story...
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Padgett doing well after kidney, pancreas transplant

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Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is recovering after undergoing a dual-organ transplant yesterday. City spokeswoman Malissa Talbert says Padgett is resting at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Maryland. Full story...
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Councilwoman Laura Padgett undergoes dual-transplant surgery

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Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is undergoing a dual-organ transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center as of Tuesday evening, a city spokeswoman said. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds smoking ban in bars

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld a state ban on smoking inside bars and restaurants. Full story...
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