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NC Senators ask why information in report of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune is missing

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Both North Carolina senators and other members of Congress want to know why information was removed from a report on drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Drugmakers, others jointly battling tropical ills

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Thirteen major pharmaceutical companies, government groups and health charities will work together in a push to eliminate or control by 2020 10 tropical diseases that affect more than a billion people in poor countries. Full story...
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"Be the Match" and save a life; easy registry aims to help find donors

The gift of life is a gift that keeps on giving and you have the opportunity to do just that. This February, you can "Be the Match" with a on-location donor registry.

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Study finds Titan project detrimental to health, could cause premature deaths

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video Debate over the proposed Titan Cement Plant in Castle Hayne has been going on for years, and Tuesday night, Cape Fear residents got a chance to listen to possible health impacts to our community. Full story...
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Families' gift helps UNCW in fight against cancer

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A new $1 million distinguished professorship will help UNCW fight cancer. The Lucy Ann Boddie-Brewer Distinguished Professorship will allow the School of Nursing develop new programs focused on the deadly disease. Full story...
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Text4Baby offers helpful tips to moms on the go

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video Move over, Dr. Spock. Moms today now have a new way to get important information about their pregnancy and their babies. Smart Start of New Hanover County has joined a national campaign called Text4Baby. Full story...
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New waterproof hearing aid lets local girl enjoy life on the coast

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video Living on the coast, playing in the water is something we often take for granted; same goes for the gift of hearing. One young lady in our own community can now do both thanks to a hearing aid manufacturing company that has come up with a waterproof digital hearing aid. Full story...
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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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