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Fort Bragg soldier charged with spreading HIV

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An HIV positive Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with spreading the virus to another man. Full story...
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Some garden hoses contain harmful lead

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videoWhen you consider your garden hose cancer and birth defects probably don't come to mind. Garden hoses contain harmful chemicals including lead. If you read the fine print, you'll see the warning: "do not drink water from this hose." Full story...
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Clothing protects skin from UV rays

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videoWe all know the benefits of wearing sunscreen, but there's more that you could be doing to protect your skin. There are brands of clothing that are actually made with sun protection in them. Full story...
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Atlantic Health Care reopens

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videoFor the first time in more than a week - Atlantic Health Clinic's doors were open today. Patients who have anxiously been waiting to pick up their medical records were finally able to do so today. Full story...
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Some women more prone to breast cancer

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Recent research has shown some women are more prone to developing breast cancer than others. There's important new information tonight for those women who are at high risk for inherited breast cancer. Full story...
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Obesity impacting US health system

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Overweight and obesity and their associated health problems have a significant economic impact on the US health care system. A new study finds that severely overweight employees have a disproportionate impact on corporate health care. Full story...
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Woman loses 100 lbs., wins Extreme Makeover

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videoIf you had the chance to dramatically transform your physical appearance, would you do it? With the help of ABC one woman made some big changes. Makeover winner Heidi Ecker said, "I'd been overweight my whole life, I was a size 24 and I just wasn't happy." Full story...
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Arrested doctor speaks out about closed clinic

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videoFirst we brought you the story of Atlantic Health Clinic in Wilmington abruptly shutting down. Then we discovered authorities arrested the doctor at the clinic. Now Dr. Wesley Johnson is speaking exclusively to WWAY NewsChannel 3's Meghan Torjussen about his arrest, saying it's not what it seems. Full story...
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Pool safety important for children

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videoKids and swimming pools, it can be a deadly combination. Pool safety experts say it only takes a second for a child to get injured, or drown, but there are things parents can do to keep their kids safe. Full story...
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Abandoned clinic leaves behind potentially dangerous mess

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videoAtlantic Health Clinic had a satellite office in Delco, that also closed abruptly a little over a month ago. The clinic left patients without access to their medical records, and left the landlord with a dangerous mess to clean up. Full story...
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Local doctor arrested for fleeing state

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videoWe're learning more about a local health clinic that abruptly closed its doors on Friday. A former Atlantic Health Clinic employee says the doors may be locked for reasons other than a family emergency. The former employee doesn't want to be named because she's assisting in an investigation into Atlantic Health Clinic's finances. Full story...
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Staying safe while grilling

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videoOnce you've got what you need to plan the perfect Fourth of July barbeque you need to think about proper food preparation to avoid food poisoning on the fourth. Now that you've stocked up on all of your Fourth of July necessities, it's time to get your cook-out rolling. But there are a couple safety tips you should keep in mind before grilling outside. Full story...
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Family emergency closes local clinic but rumors point to financial trouble

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A local health clinic is closed. Owners say it's temporary, but reports of ongoing financial problems have patients concerned. Full story...
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Traveling health risks

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videoHoliday travel is in full swing. If you are planning on heading out for the fourth of July, you may not know the health risks you are taking. Full story...
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800-number helps smokers hit habit

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After lung cancer took the life of an ABC network journalist, ABC aired a series with a kick-the-habit hotline. Afterwards, the program experienced a surge of callers. Full story...
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