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Chiropractor uses power of prayer

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videoThe power of prayer and holistic healing has recently been in the national spotlight, with the TV show Grey's Anatomy setting a plot around a woman using alternative healing methods and doctors doubting her practice. Full story...
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City sees fourth fatal heroin overdose in two months

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videoAnother person is dead after overdosing on heroin. This makes four fatalities in Wilmington in two months which police are aware of. There are only a few treatment facilities in our area, two of which are privately funded. Full story...
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Students think pink for cancer awareness

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Pink is the color in Brunswick County. That's where a group of students is wearing the color to raise awareness about cancer. Full story...
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Health concerns about baby products

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There are new concerns tonight about potentially harmful chemicals found in baby-care products. Full story...
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Local 7th-grader wants to become dentist

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videoA local middle school student already knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up: a pediatric dentist. And at 13 years old, he is already helping kids improve their oral health. Full story...
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Red fundraiser raises money to fight heart disease

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More than 300 women and men wore red for New Hanover Regional's third annual Red Dress Luncheon and Fashion Show. Full story...
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Doctors not doing everything to prevent blood clots

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A new study reveals hospital doctors aren't doing nearly enough to prevent life-threatening blood clots in their patients. Full story...
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Booster shot requirements change

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Parents: the requirements have changed concerning your children's booster shots. Full story...
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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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