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Exercisers encouraged by studies

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videoWe recently told you about a study that found regular exercise can actually slow the aging process. We wanted to find our whether knowing this will change people's workout habits. Full story...
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Mental illness diagnoses growing nationally, locally

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videoWilmington doctor Arthur Costantini says in the past few years there has been a 20 percent increase in mental illness locally. Full story...
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Confusing drug names major source of medical errors

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A new report finds confusing drug names are a major source of medical errors. How do you avoid becoming a victim? Full story...
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School teaches kids good hygiene

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videoFlu and cold season is always at its peak during the winter and spring months and that means schools filled with little germs flying about the classrooms. Full story...
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New nursing home philosophy: Limit time in wheelchairs

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You can see it at most long-term care centers -- residents in wheelchairs lining hallways, just sitting or rolling slowly down the hall. Full story...
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FDA to declare over-the-counter cold medicines too risky for babies and toddlers

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With cold and flu season well under way, the government plans to warn parents that over-the-counter cough and cold medicines are too risky for babies and toddlers. Full story...
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FDA says cloned animals safe

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Don't fear the clones. The FDA says meat and milk from cloned animals are just as safe as products from livestock bred the old-fashioned way. Full story...
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Wilmington substance abuse clinic expands

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A Wilmington substance abuse clinic is expanding to help treat more adults who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. Full story...
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Experts: no such thing as risk-free surgery

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The National Institute of Health estimates 15 million Americans undergo surgery every year. Medical experts say there is no such thing as risk-free surgery. Full story...
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Finding the right workout songs

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videoMotivating yourself to work out isn't always easy, but it may be a bit easier if you have the right soundtrack. Full story...
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North Carolina scores nearly all F's in new anti-smoking report

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North Carolina scored nearly all F's in the American Lung Association's new report on anti-smoking initiatives. Full story...
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Wilmington groups sticks to health resolution

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videoLosing weight, getting fit and becoming healthy are all popular new year's resolutions. The trick is sticking to them. Full story...
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Food Lion pulls milk

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If you've bought milk from Food Lion recently, you may need to return it. Full story...
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Less invasive biopsy offered at Brunswick Community Hospital

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The procedure only requires a small incision and can be completed in less than an hour. Full story...
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Woman dedicates life to helping others

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One local woman has spent the majority of her life helping others, and it has been a long, fruitful life. Full story...
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