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Health

Organ donation now possible online

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It will be easier for North Carolina residents to become organ donors, starting Tuesday. Full story...
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Fighting obesity

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New studies find that North Carolinians are some of the heaviest people in the United States. Full story...
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Parents get a wake-up call about underage drinking

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10.8 million. That's the estimated number of youths between the ages of 12 and 20 that are underage drinkers. That's why a local group called Coastal Horizons organized a town hall meeting for parents. Full story...
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Cape Fear Valley Hospital to lease Bladen County Hospital

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Just a year ago it was in danger of closing its doors for good. But now the Bladen County Hospital is getting ready to expand its services. Full story...
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Survey: Half of high school students drank alcohol in last 30 days

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It's not news parents want to hear, but in a recent survey, nearly half of all New Hanover County high school students admitted to drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. Full story...
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March of Dimes to host charity walk

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videoThe March of dimes is a non-profit organization that has spent the last 70 years trying to protect the health of babies. The group has made a big impact on the lives of two little girls here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Duke study: Preemies face risks as they grow up

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Research led by Duke University into the long-term consequences of premature birth finds that children born early have higher death rates in childhood and are more likely to be childless in adulthood. Full story...
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Birth control pill for men?

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A new study says it could soon be available. And it's believed to be 98 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. Full story...
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Brunswick County could get hospice

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If you live in Brunswick County and have a family member who is terminally ill the closest facility to get in-patient care is in Wilmington. But that could be changing. Full story...
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TroubleShooters: Insurance company won't cover sick woman

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videoA Pender County woman is in New Hanover Regional recovering from a severe illness. When it was touch-and-go, her husband called their life insurance agent and that phone call only added to their troubles. Full story...
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Childhood, teenage diabetes becoming more common

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videoChildhood and teenage diabetes are becoming more and more common. And pediatricians say the specialized care isn't able to keep up with the demand. Full story...
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New Hanover County rates higher than state on health

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videoNorth Carolina Prevention Partners is an organization that grades the states efforts to reduce preventable disease. Our state was given a C in tobacco use and D's in both nutrition and physical activity. Full story...
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Thursday is World Kidney Day

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The National Kidney Foundation reports hundreds of thousands of patients receive life-saving dialysis treatments every year in the US, but it can avoided with basic testing. Full story...
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NC gets poor health grades in report

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videoReport cards are out for our state and many of the grades are below average. According to North Carolina Prevention Partners, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use are costing the state in lives and money. Full story...
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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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