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Elizabeth Edwards says Clinton copies John Edwards' health care plan

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Elizabeth Edwards is suggesting that Hillary Clinton is a copycat when it comes to health care policy. Full story...
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Report: NC child death rate fell to lowest ever in '06

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Statistics out today show North Carolina's child death rate fell to its lowest recorded level last year as the number of homicides dropped and infant health got better. Full story...
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Study: Bone drug cuts deaths, broken bones in some elderly patients

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Research led by a Duke University doctor shows that an osteoporosis drug has helped elderly people endure -- and survive -- broken hips. Full story...
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Museum program aims to connect Alzheimer's patients with memories

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videoA new program at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington hopes to connect those suffering from Alzheimer's disease to their memories. Full story...
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11 million women on child-bearing age using potentially unsafe prescriptions

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Many drugs are unsafe for pregnant women. Even so, more than 11 million women of child-bearing age are using these prescription medications each year. Full story...
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Free health exams draw hundreds

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videoThe Brunswick County Health Department is offering free health exams this weekend. The exams are open to everybody and no registration or ID is required. Full story...
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Fall Fit Fest kicks off in Wilmington

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The first ever Fall Fit Fest took place at the New Hanover County library in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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New research offers encouraging news for birth control users

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New research has encouraging news for women who use birth control pills. Birth control pills work by altering a woman's natural hormone cycle, and for years doctors have wondered whether these biological changes could affect women's cancer risk. Full story...
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Early screenings help beat lung cancer

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For smokers and former smokers the possibility of lung cancer is a real concern. But an expert panel says patients should still say no to lung cancer screening with CT scans. Lung cancer kills more Americans each year than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. Full story...
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Misused prescriptions can be deadly

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When prescription medications do not work in the ways we expect them to, the outcome can be deadly. New research finds serious side effects are on the rise. In a new study, doctors examined serious side effects from prescription medications reported to the United States Food and Drug Administration. Full story...
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Study: Depression big threat to human health

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A new study by the World Health Organization reveals that depression is one of the greatest threats to human health. Globally, tens of millions of people suffer from mental illness, but most of them go untreated, according to a new study from the World Health Organization. Full story...
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Saturday is World Rabies Day

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Pet experts say World Rabies Day is a good time to make sure you're dog or cat has been vaccinated. More than 55,000 people die from rabies every year around the world. Full story...
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More turn to internet for medical advice

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An increasing number of people are turning to the internet to seek medical advice. They're affectionately called "cyber-chondriacs." According to one poll there were about 160 million of them in 2006. Full story...
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Prescription drugs often lethal when misused

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Overall drug use in the United States is decreasing, according to a new study by the federal government, but there's also an important warning: prescription drugs often become lethal when misused. Full story...
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Study: Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus closely related

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A new study reveals that rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are closely related illnesses. And just one gene can increase the risk for both. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common adult health problem, affecting around one percent of the population. Full story...
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