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CDC: Many teens moms didn't think it could happen

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A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Business turns trash into treatment for breast cancer patients

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video Pink dumpsters are not the norm, but one Wilmington company is trying to make that happen. Coastal Ladies Carting is an all-in-one trash company that handles solid and liquid waste and recycling needs. But the pink dumpsters don't stop there. The trash turns into cash for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Full story...
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US wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

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A draft of a new Alzheimer's strategy suggests starting with a national public awareness campaign so more people know the early warning signs of dementia and includes memory assessment tools in the annual Medicare wellness visit. Full story...
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Judge: John Edwards has life-threatening condition

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A federal judge says she has two letters from a cardiologist saying ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition that will require surgery in February. Full story...
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WWAY, NHRMC Health Fair offers free screenings, advice

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videoIf you haven't given up on your New Year's resolutions yet, you may be looking for a way to get healthy. There was plenty of advice available today at the annual Taking Control of Your Health Fair hosted by WWAY and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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First rabies case of 2012 reported in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the first case of rabies for 2012 in New Hanover County. ACS officers recovered an injured feral cat from a Hart Street residence in Wilmington on Wednesday. The cat was euthanized after exhibiting neurological signs and sent to the State Lab for testing. Full story...
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Officials say 8 whooping cough cases at NC school

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Health officials say they have confirmed eight cases of whooping cough and suspect there were 23 more cases at an Alamance County elementary school. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Author of book discussing NC forced sterilization talks about proposed compensation

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video Victims of involuntary sterilization in North Carolina may finally be compensated for what they went through. Earlier today a task force voted to pay each sterilization victim $50,000. The legislature must still approve that money, but this is the first time a state has approved paying victims of eugenics. Full story...
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NC panel: Sterilization victims should get $50K

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A task force is recommending that people who were sterilized against their will under an old North Carolina state program be paid $50,000 each in compensation. Full story...
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FDA warns of pill mix-up with Endo painkillers

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The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients about a potential mix-up between powerful prescription pain drugs and common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X made at a Novartis manufacturing plant. Full story...
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