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Nurses volunteer at NHRMC

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videoThe demand for nurses is a growing problem across the country. New Hanover Regional Medical Center has one way of bucking the trend. Full story...
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Brunswick County to allow roadside shrimp vendors

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The Brunswick County Health Department says there is not enough evidence to justify regulating the vendors based on health concerns. Full story...
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Scientists claim stem cell breakthrough

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US and Japanese scientists say they've made a breakthrough in cultivating human cells. They've managed to reprogram skin cells to behave like stem cells, which are used to research cures for many diseases. Full story...
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Study: Asheville hospital among Top 100 heart hospitals in U.S.

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An annual study has once again named Mission Hospitals in Asheville among the country's best heart hospitals, and its the only facility in the Carolinas to earn the distinction. Full story...
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Heart disease progress stalled in young Americans

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Progress in decreasing death rates from heart disease has stalled among young adults in the United States. Researchers say it's a wake up call to all younger Americans. The past three decades have brought much progress in fighting heart disease in the United States. Full story...
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90 NC hospitals ban smoking

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Local hospitals are doing their part to help keep people healthy by going tobacco-free starting Thursday. Full story...
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World Diabetes Day

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videoLots of info you needed to know about juvenile diabetes for World Diabetes Day Full story...
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'Human food' bad for dogs

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videoWe all love our pets, but sometimes things we do out of love could end up doing more harm than good for our furry friends. Full story...
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Survey: Teen vegetarians on the rise

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A recent survey shows the number of teen vegetarians is rising. In fact, it's tripled in the last ten years. But experts say if kids think going "veggie" is a simple as just giving up meat, they are making a mistake. Full story...
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ER doctor sees increase in kids combining energy drinks, alcohol

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An emergency room doctor in Winston-Salem says she's seeing more kids come in because they've combined an energy drink and alcohol. Full story...
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Fruits, vegetables too expensive for some

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We all know that we should be eating more fruits and vegetables. But for many poor families, the price of these healthy foods may put them out of reach. Full story...
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Study: 1 in 10 men had overlapping sex partners, raising HIV risk

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A University of North Carolina study shows that one in every ten men observed in a one-year period had overlapping sexual partnerships, which could be a contributing factor in the spread of HIV. Full story...
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Dentist warns against Halloween candy

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The big night is almost here. Wednesday evening will be filled with little goblins and ghosts wandering about in search of sweets. For most kids the goal on Halloween is to have the best costume and most candy. Full story...
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Group alerts parents to signs of autism

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All parents count fingers and toes. Now the country's leading pediatrician's group is advising you to be alert to behavioral clues that could suggest autism. Full story...
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Doctors implanting brain pacemakers

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An implanted brain pacemaker can be beneficial in treating Parkinson's disease, but it may also interrupt the normal flow of thoughts, causing some patients to have trouble making decisions. Full story...
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