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Pender County receives $300,000 dental grant

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The Pender County Health Department received $300,000 to help provide dental care for preschool, elementary and middle school students throughout the county. Full story...
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Possibly-infected beef concerns health officials

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More than 22 million pounds of beef continues to worry health officials. The beef may be infected with a virus that has already made 25 people ill across eight states. Full story...
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Carbon monoxide hospitalizes couple

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An update tonight in the investigation in to how and why a Wilmington couple was hospitalized yesterday. Full story...
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N.C. inmates treated for 'super bug'

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Health officials are treating two inmates at the Cumberland County jail for an infection that is resistant to most antibiotics. The MRSA infection is known as the "super bug." Full story...
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Wilmington couple hospitalized, investigators say cause unknown

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Two people were taken to the hospital after New Hanover County deputies found one unresponsive and the other disoriented in their Wilmington home. Full story...
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Working teens smoke more

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Teens who work gain valuable skills as well as earn spending money, but a new study finds they may also pick up a costly habit on the job. Full story...
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Study: Thimerosal not linked to Autism, other development problems

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Does the chemical compound, thimerosal ring a bell? It's commonly used as an antiseptic and antifungal agent and it contains mercury. Full story...
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Study: Tourette's provides advantage in some skills

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Scientists are finding that people with Tourette's Syndrome may actually have an advantage when it comes to certain skills. Those who suffer from Tourette's learn to get used to the physical and vocal tics that others often view as faux pas, but the sudden or repetitive motions and sounds are involuntary. Full story...
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Yoga classes held in Airlie Gardens

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videoYou may have taken a walk through beautiful Airlie Gardens or taken a relaxing yoga class in a gym. Now the two experiences are combining into one. Full story...
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Edwards: Limit frivolous lawsuits

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Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards says attorneys should have to show their medical malpractice cases have merit before filing them. Full story...
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NC study: Financial incentives can help employees lose weight

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People will lose weight for money, even a little money. That's the finding of a North Carolina study that offers one more option for employers trying to cut health care costs. Full story...
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Finding a healthy balance for school lunches

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Packing lunches for your kids can often be tricky. You want them to be healthy, but you also want them to eat what you pack. Experts say most kids actually like healthy food. It just needs to be prepared the right way. Full story...
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UNCW competing in annual blood challenge

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UNCW is competing with other schools in the Colonial Athletic Association Monday in something a little bigger than sports. Full story...
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Duke to help Chinese health care

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Duke University will work with a major academic health center and hospital network in China to help it do a better job of serving its patients. Full story...
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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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