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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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Southeastern Center's area director retiring

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videoThe man in the middle of Southeastern Center's mental health budget crisis says he is stepping down. Full story...
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Riding camp helps those with disabilities

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videoThe YMCA is trying out a new summer program. A camp aimed not only at having fun, but helping others, too. Full story...
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Leland church hosting free health care event

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A church in Leland has an opportunity for local families to save money. Full story...
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Southeastern Healthcare's budget crisis continues

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Southeastern Center for Mental Health budget crisis continues. This time the State Department of Human Health services may be getting involved. Full story...
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HIV cases on the rise in the South

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A report to be released in Birmingham says HIV has taken hold in the Deep South, plaguing some of the poorest people in the country and creating a health disaster. Full story...
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Adolescent physical activity declines

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videoOnce upon a time, "play time" for kids meant going outside. But now, with computers, video games and cable tv, that's not necessarily the case anymore. Full story...
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New mobile crisis unit

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A new mobile crisis unit is helping emergency responders keep our area safe. Full story...
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Pacifiers may double chances of ear infections

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Ear infections are the most frequent medical diagnosis for kids six and under. Blame may go to a popular children's accessory. Full story...
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Local group seeks foster homes for service dogs

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Many people rely on service dogs to help them get around, but those dogs have to be trained. That's why a Southport woman is challenging her neighbors to step up and foster service dogs. Full story...
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Heatstroke awareness

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videoAs temperatures rise during the summer months, so do the number of people suffering from heat stroke. One local woman says she was faced with a heat stroke emergency, but luckily she knew what to do to save a friend. Full story...
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