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UPDATE: R.C. Soles upgraded to serious condition after heart surgery

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Former Sen. R.C. Soles is recovering after undergoing heart bypass surgery this morning at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Hospital officials confirm Soles was upgraded from critical to serious condition tonight. Full story...
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Experts who handled Giffords shooting, Joplin tornadoes share experience

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videoSome jobs require lessons that can only be learned from first-hand experiences. Here in Wilmington this weekend, doctors, nurses and other emergency workers are learning from counterparts who handled last year's shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords and the killer tornadoes in Joplin, MO. Full story...
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Obama: Birth control policy meets everyone's needs

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videoPresident Barack Obama declared Friday he's found a solution that will protect religious liberty but also ensure that women have access to free birth control, as he rushed to defuse an election-year political uproar that threatened to overtake his administration. Full story...
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Feds require consumer-friendly health plan briefs

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The Obama administration says health plans must start providing more consumer-friendly summaries of coverage and costs so people will know what protection they have. Full story...
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75% of married women say sex is 'very important'

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A whopping 75% say a good sex life with their spouse is extremely or very important. A majority of married women are not only happy with their sex life, but also believe their spouses are happy with their sex life. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: CDC - Bread beats out chips as biggest salt source

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Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as salty junk food like potato chips. Full story...
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NC firm recalling chicken salad due to possible listeria contamination

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Bost Distributing Company doing business as Harold Food Company, a Bear Creek, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,200 pounds of chicken salad products. The products contain eggs that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to concerns about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Full story...
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Komen official quits Planned Parenthood dispute

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An executive with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity has resigned after a dispute over funding for Planned Parenthood. The resignation came in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Full story...
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Your day at the beach could lead to a night in the bathroom

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video Add another thing to worry about when you head out to the beach. No, it's not the sun. It's the sand. A new study from the EPA suggests that playing in beach sand could lead to some unwanted symptoms, like diarrhea and vomiting. Full story...
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Red Dress Lunch raises money, awareness of heart disease

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The Landfall Clubhouse was filled with women donning red dresses today to raise money and awareness of the number one killer of women: heart disease. Full story...
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