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Study: Drug-resistant infections are increasing problem

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A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that drug-resistant infections are becoming an increasingly serious health problem. Full story...
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Medical Board to appeal ruling on physician's role in executions

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The state Medical Board will appeal a judge's decision that the panel overstepped its authority by threatening to punish physicians for participating in executions. Full story...
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Web site rates local hospitals

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videoIf you suffered from a heart attack, stroke or any other life threatening condition wouldn't you like to be treated in the best hospital around? Now it's easier than ever to find out which hospitals have the best facilities to treat your specific condition. Full story...
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Study: Most people sleep less than they think

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Think you're getting enough sleep? A new study finds we don't sleep as much as we think we do. Experts recommend that adults get at least eight hours of sleep each night, but surveys find people report averaging less than seven hours. Full story...
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Local woman fights MS

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videoMultiple Sclerosis can be a crippling disease, attacking the central nervous system. But one local woman is battling MS and winning. Full story...
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Democratic Congress looking to override SCHIP veto

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For weeks now, a popular health program has pitted the White House and Congress against each other -- as each side struggles to find a way to fund a government insurance plan for America's poorest and most vulnerable children. Full story...
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Report: Some cancer deaths decline

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According to a new national report deaths from some types of cancer are beginning to decline in the United States. Full story...
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NC kids getting healthier

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By and large, North Carolina kids are getting healthier. The state just released the 2007 North Carolina Children's Health report card. Full story...
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High school student organizes Charity Walk to Prevent Obesity

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videoWhether it's politics, the environment or health, there are likely issues important to you. But do you actually take steps to change the problem? One local high school student is taking on the country's obesity epidemic. Full story...
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Manufacturers withdraw cold medications

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Last week we told you about an important warning to not give young children over the counter cough and cold medications. Thursday manufacturers announced they'll voluntarily withdraw some products marketed to infants and toddlers. Full story...
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Conference aims to keep tobacco from kids

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Members of the American Cancer Society and the NAACP were at the Union Baptist Church Thursday. Full story...
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Program offers therapeutic horse riding classes

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videoMany people ride horses for the fun of it, but horseback riding can also be a form of therapy. Holler Brown has been bringing his son Finn, who is autistic, to therapeutic riding classes for more than two months. Full story...
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Exercise great alternative to anti-depressant medication

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In the last dozen years there has been a growth in the number of people taking antidepressant medications for depression. New research reveals there's another way to help those who feel sad and listless and no prescription is required. Full story...
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Local woman fights breast cancer

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videoNearly 180,000 women battle breast cancer every year, according to the American Cancer Society. But you can beat it. Full story...
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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videoOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With awareness comes concern with 180,000 new cases of breast cancer this year alone as to how to reduce risk of getting the disease. Full story...
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