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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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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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