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Text4Baby offers helpful tips to moms on the go
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 4:32pm.

video Move over, Dr. Spock. Moms today now have a new way to get important information about their pregnancy and their babies. Smart Start of New Hanover County has joined a national campaign called Text4Baby.

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New waterproof hearing aid lets local girl enjoy life on the coast
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 4:04pm.

video Living on the coast, playing in the water is something we often take for granted; same goes for the gift of hearing. One young lady in our own community can now do both thanks to a hearing aid manufacturing company that has come up with a waterproof digital hearing aid.

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CDC: Many teens moms didn't think it could happen
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 12:14pm.

A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.

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JUST ADD HOPE: Business turns trash into treatment for breast cancer patients
Submitted by Asha Dave on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 4:54pm.

video Pink dumpsters are not the norm, but one Wilmington company is trying to make that happen. Coastal Ladies Carting is an all-in-one trash company that handles solid and liquid waste and recycling needs. But the pink dumpsters don't stop there. The trash turns into cash for those diagnosed with breast cancer.

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US wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 12:40pm.

A draft of a new Alzheimer's strategy suggests starting with a national public awareness campaign so more people know the early warning signs of dementia and includes memory assessment tools in the annual Medicare wellness visit.

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Judge: John Edwards has life-threatening condition
Submitted by WWAY on Sat, 01/14/2012 - 9:17am.

A federal judge says she has two letters from a cardiologist saying ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition that will require surgery in February.

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WWAY, NHRMC Health Fair offers free screenings, advice
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 01/13/2012 - 2:40pm.

videoIf you haven't given up on your New Year's resolutions yet, you may be looking for a way to get healthy. There was plenty of advice available today at the annual Taking Control of Your Health Fair hosted by WWAY and New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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First rabies case of 2012 reported in New Hanover County
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 4:10pm.

New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the first case of rabies for 2012 in New Hanover County. ACS officers recovered an injured feral cat from a Hart Street residence in Wilmington on Wednesday. The cat was euthanized after exhibiting neurological signs and sent to the State Lab for testing.

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Officials say 8 whooping cough cases at NC school
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 2:37pm.

Health officials say they have confirmed eight cases of whooping cough and suspect there were 23 more cases at an Alamance County elementary school.

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ONLY ON 3: Author of book discussing NC forced sterilization talks about proposed compensation
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 5:09pm.

video Victims of involuntary sterilization in North Carolina may finally be compensated for what they went through. Earlier today a task force voted to pay each sterilization victim $50,000. The legislature must still approve that money, but this is the first time a state has approved paying victims of eugenics.

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