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Second-highest cancer killer can be prevented

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videoColon cancer is the second-highest cancer killer of men and women in the United States, but it can be prevented. Full story...
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Mental health discussion heating up in NC

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The discussion about the state's failing mental health system is heating up. Tuesday Gov. Easley asked state legislators to give his administration more authority to fix the system, a system which local agencies say is plagued with problems. Full story...
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Flu epidemic upon us

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videoIf you've had the flu lately you're not alone. According to local doctors the flu epidemic is upon us. Full story...
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One in four Americans get annual check-up

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videoMany people know to get their car inspected and serviced each year to keep up it running well, but when it comes to our own physical health we often neglect to give ourselves the same type of care. Full story...
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Perdue plans to help forcibly sterilized if elected

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Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue wants to create a foundation to give money and other benefits to people sterilized as part of a state-sponsored program in the mid-20th century. Full story...
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Study: Anorexics experience taste differently

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videoThis is eating disorders awareness week. A new study shows anorexic women may experience taste differently than others. Full story...
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NC flu cases continue to rise; officials urge action

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North Carolina public health officials are urging people to take simple steps to limit the spread of the flu as cases continue to increase across the state. Full story...
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Scarification leaving mark on area

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videoScarification is a procedure similar to tattooing, but much more damaging to the skin and potentially dangerous. It started as an African tribal ritual. Full story...
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Healthy eating costs going up for schools

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videoIt's tempting to go for those French fries over a piece of fruit at lunchtime, no matter how old you are. But children have to choose from what schools supply, and quite simply, healthier food costs more. Full story...
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Wake County discards 35,000 lbs. of meat

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Thirty-five thousand of pounds of bad beef bought by Wake County schools is headed to the landfill. Full story...
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How to identify a stroke

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Generally, if you feel ill, it's a good idea to call your doctor. But if you have certain symptoms, you should go straight to the emergency room. Full story...
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State: Flu cases in NC hit four-year high

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The number of flu cases in North Carolina has reached a four-year high. Full story...
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Government to expand Wilmington VA clinic, add more throughout region

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videoMany Marines and soldiers end up here in the Cape Fear region after fulfilling their duties in the armed forces. This boom in the veteran population has put a strain on the area's lone V.A. clinic. The clinic is located in Wilmington. Full story...
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USDA issues largest beef recall in history

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School districts around the country are trying to find out if any of the meat involved in the biggest beef recall in U.S. history is still headed for school lunches. Full story...
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Children diagnosed with arthritis

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Aching knees when you climb out of bed, fingers and wrists and shoulders that are stiff in the early morning … this sounds like arthritis and old age. But it may also be the complaint of someone very young. Full story...
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