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Health

Red Cross issues urgent call for all blood types

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While temperatures and fuel prices continue to rise this summer, the American Red Cross reports that the blood inventory levels are so low it is unable to sufficiently meet the demand of local hospitals. Full story...
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Legislators asking for help in getting Crisis Center back running

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Funding for the Southeastern Center for Mental Health will be a topic of discussion at tonight's New Hanover County commissioners meeting. Full story...
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Seeing a baby smile may be a natural high to mothers

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There are few things in the world more adorable than a baby's smile. Parents live to make their children happy, and a new study suggests they are made happier in return. Full story...
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New immunization rules for students

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New Hanover County Schools released information today regarding rule changes for student vaccinations. North Carolina's lawmakers have made several changes to the rules regarding vaccination of school-aged children, including college students. Full story...
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Opening day for surgical pavillion

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It was opening day for New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Surgical Pavilion. Full story...
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New developments in the mental health budget crisis

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Southeastern Healthcare is looking at a new way to add money to its budget, while people are protesting pending cuts in badly needed services. Full story...
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Crisis Center to remain closed for now

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Southeastern's board met last night and decided on a course of action now that the crisis station and detox center has been cleared to reopen: Full story...
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Today is National HIV Testing Day

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Statistics show nearly 250,000 people in the United States are living with HI, and don't even know it. Full story...
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Southport hospital going digital

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videoTelevision stations aren't the only ones switching from analog to digital. Some hospitals are as well. The Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport replaced its old analog mammography units with new state of the art digital machines. Full story...
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Zapping away migraines

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According to the American Headache Society, about 35 million Americans suffer from migraines. But, instead of popping pills for the pain, patients may soon be able to zap it away. Full story...
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Crisis Center back open

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The state has ended the suspension of Southeastern Center for Mental Health's Detoxification Center and Crisis Station in Wilmington. Full story...
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New program offers help for those living with a disability

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Last week, we told you about possible funding cuts for local programs that help the disabled. A new program in town will not be affected by these budget cuts. Full story...
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Budget crisis in mental health industry

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Caring for a disabled family member can be difficult. That is why many families depend on the government's help for programs to keep their disabled family member active. Full story...
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Preventing swimmer's ear

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videoDuring these hot days, a lot of kids are spending long hours in the water, and inevitably, the next day some of them will complain about an earache. It is called swimmer's ear, and it is preventable. Full story...
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Local students petition bowling alley to go smoke free

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videoA group of local students wants a local bowling alley to stamp out smoking. Full story...
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