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Health

Road to recovery

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videoHave you heard about the the road to recovery program? It's an American Cancer Society effort where volunteers drive cancer patients to and from their treatments. It's made big difference for a Wilmington woman Full story...
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Pender hospital receives grant

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Some Pender Memorial Hospital patients are sleeping a bit easier these days. Full story...
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Breast cancer relapse still common after treatment

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It is the main question on women's minds after successful treatment for breast cancer. Will the disease come back? Full story...
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Training for caregivers whose loved ones have cancer

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The American Cancer Society is helping caregivers cope with taking care of a sick loved one. Full story...
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Feds say proposed biohazard lab in NC had wide support

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A federal agency's report last year rated a North Carolina site as an excellent place for a proposed biohazard lab because of strong support, but that was before local governments and a congressman voiced their opposition. Full story...
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Yahweh Center for Children low on funding

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videoThe mental health system here in North Carolina has been suffering from some financial blows. One non-profit organization focusing on the mental health of children is now behind in its monthly payments. Full story...
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Water quality advisory at Wrightsville Beach

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Environmental health officials are advising swimmers to stay out of a certain area of Wrightsville Beach due to high bacteria levels. Full story...
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Preventing child abuse

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videoWe have been following the case of an 18-year-old Wilmington woman, Meagan Stuhan charged in the death of her four-month-old son. He died of internal injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Full story...
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Researchers say there may be more cases of HIV than once thought

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Every year thousands of new cases of HIV are reported in the U.S., but now researchers say there may be more cases than first thought. Full story...
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State Taking over Southeastern Mental Health

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videoAfter nearly four months of budget struggles, Southeastern Mental Health is about to get some help sorting out their finances. Full story...
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Woman bitten by rabid fox in Kure Beach

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A rabid fox has bitten a woman in Kure Beach. It happened while she was bird watching near the National Guard Base at Fort Fisher yesterday. Full story...
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WFU gets money for pediatric trauma institute

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A NASCAR team owner and his family are donating $5 million to start a pediatric trauma institute at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Full story...
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Shortage in nursing field

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Recruiting efforts are underway locally aimed at middle and high school students. Full story...
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Special wheelchair helps people with a disability enjoy the beach

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videoWalking out on the beach may be easy for most people, but for those living with a disability, it can be difficult to have the same experience. Full story...
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Rabies Vaccinations

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According to the World Health Organization, rabies kills 55,000 people worldwide each year but getting pets vaccinated for rabies can reduce that number. Full story...
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