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Health

Belly fat brings a higher risk of heart attacks

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Not all fat is created equal. Belly fat that gives your waistline an apple shape brings a higher risk of heart attacks than having a pear shape. Full story...
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Baby skin more susceptible to complications

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A baby's skin is supposed to be soft and smooth, but in reality, pediatrician Mathew Avram says most little ones are prone to all kinds of rashes and conditions. Full story...
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Free dental clinic in Wilmington

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We all know how important it is to take good care of our teeth, but some people simply don't have the means to get annual check ups. Full story...
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Managing morning madness

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videoSometimes getting up, ready and out the door in the mornings can be the most hectic and stressful time of the day. But there are ways to manage the morning madness. Full story...
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Healthy recipe for warm weather

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It's heating up outside, but there are some recipes that can help you cool off in the kitchen. Full story...
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Brunswick County boil water advisory lifted

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A drinking water advisory has been lifted for some Brunswick County residents this morning caused by a water line break. Full story...
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Southeastern Mental Health Center facing budget shortfall

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The Southeastern Center for Mental Health treats thousands of patients throughout our area and is facing a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. Center Director Art Costantini has asked the state for money. The state said to ask the county -- then the county commissioners said to ask the state again. Full story...
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April is Donate Life Month

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videoIt's Donate Life month, which means it's time thank organ donors across the country. Full story...
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Foundation spreads SIDS awareness, offers scholarship

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Every year Sudden Infant Death Syndrome claims the lives of more than 2,000 children. One local family is trying to spread awareness. Full story...
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Brunswick County school nutrition program facing deficit

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With food costs up and fewer students buying lunches than in years past Brunswick County schools are feeling the affects. Full story...
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State sued over mental health care cuts

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The state Department of Health and Human Services has been sued in federal court because of alleged cuts in mental health programs. Full story...
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TroubleShooters: Wilmington family close to losing everything

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videoA Wilmington family is on the brink of losing everything. Four family members were injured in a recent auto accident and the woman who caused the wreck didn't have enough insurance to cover the family's medical bills. Full story...
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Kids 'Kick Butts' with anti-tobacco campaign

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Wilmington students are joining kids across the nation to take a stand against tobacco. They're doing it with one message: "kick butts." Full story...
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Organ donation now possible online

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It will be easier for North Carolina residents to become organ donors, starting Tuesday. Full story...
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Fighting obesity

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New studies find that North Carolinians are some of the heaviest people in the United States. Full story...
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