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Wilmington doctor surrenders his medical license

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A Wilmington doctor has surrendered his medical license. 56-year old Robert Perry has practiced medicine for 15 years and most recently ran the Pee Dee Clinic on Market Street in the Ogden area. Full story...
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Tips to avoid germs in public bathrooms

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videoThere is an endless list of phobias out there. A fairly common one is the fear of using a public restroom. In life, there are a lot of things we all “just do” and do not talk about. Going to the bathroom is one of those things. Full story...
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Race for breast cancer awareness

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videoRiders revved their engines to raise breast cancer awareness at Britt Motorsports Sunday. While some were out just to show support, others had personal reasons to ride. Full story...
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Premature death and amount of sick leave linked

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Calling in sick now and then is normal. But according to a British study, employees who take sick time for long periods more than once in three years are at higher risk of death than their co-workers who don't take a lot of sick leave. Full story...
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Mobile unit providing free mammograms

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The New Hanover Regional Medical Center is rolling out its Coastal Care Van. The mobile cancer screening unit provides mammograms for no charge for women without insurance. Full story...
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Southeastern Center for Mental Health funds declining

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Funds are declining for the Southeastern Center for Mental Health to the point of what several professionals are calling a crisis. Many disabled patients may lose services by the end of this month and the situation is not sitting well with care providers and patients. Full story...
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Three local families affected by Rett syndrome

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videoRett syndrome affects thousands of girls and can be devastating for some parents to discover in their children. Three local families have dealt with their grief by spreading the word about the disorder. Full story...
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Obesity on the rise in North Carolina

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videoObesity rates throughout the country are up once again. It seems North Carolina is doing more than its part to keep up with the trend. Full story...
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Time running out for Tdap vaccine

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Time is running out for sixth graders who have not received their Tdap vaccine. The Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis vaccine is mandatory in North Carolina. Full story...
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Lollipops used to prevent dental problems with children

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For many parents, getting their kids to brush their teeth is almost like pulling teeth. But thanks to some new lollipops, that could soon change. Full story...
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Free health screenings for men

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videoHealth experts estimate one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Saturday the New Hanover County Health Department held free screenings for men as a part of National Prostate Awareness Month. Full story...
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Mediterranean-style diet could have major health benefits

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Sticking to a Mediterranean-style diet - rich in fruits & vegetables, olive oils and fish - could have major health benefits. Full story...
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Availability of influenza vaccine this year

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Even if you have just put away your sand pail and sunscreen, it is not too early to be thinking about the flu season. Full story...
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Grandparents as primary caregivers

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Sunday, September 7th, was Grandparents Day, the day to honor our parent's parents. The U.S. Census Bureau reports two and a half million grandparents have more responsibilities and are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Full story...
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Colon cancer screening

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Most people treated for colon cancer are not getting their recommended follow-up tests, new research shows. Full story...
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