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NC warned to fix food stamp applications problems

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Federal regulators have warned North Carolina's health agency to address problems within its computer system to process food stamp applications or face monetary consequences. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: 2014 Taking Control of Your Health Fair

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videoThe 2014 Taking Control of Your Health Fair was today. People came out to Independence Mall in Wilmington to take advantage of free information, medical screenings, and more. Full story...
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State health officials report 21st flu death in NC

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State health officials report the death toll from the seasonal flu outbreak has risen to 21, leading to a renewed call for residents across North Carolina to get vaccinated. Full story...
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HAPPENING NOW: Taking Control of Your Health Fair

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Join us this afternoon for the 2014 Taking Control of Your Health Fair at Independence Mall. It continues until 4:00 p.m. and is presented by New Hanover Regional Medical Center. You can take advantage of free information, medical screenings, giveaways and a chance to find out what services are offered in our area. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Couple diagnosed with cancer gets married

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videoA man with only weeks to live decides to make his love eternal. Ralph and Heather Smith were both diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. But that did not stop them from taking their wedding vows and saying 'I do' yesterday. Full story...
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Staying on Track: Keep your New Year's resolution to get fit

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videoStaying on track with your New Year's Resolution to get fit is a little easier with advice from Personal Trainer Brian Knox. He recommends setting simple and achievable goals to make sure you are successful and adds that your should make your reasons for getting fit personal such as a wedding or to be more active with your kids. Finally, remember don't get frustrated and you will see results over time. Full story...
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Staying on Track: Keep your New Year's resolution to eat healthy

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videoStick to your New Year's resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle by eating right. Diane Boyd, nutritionist, has three key tips to kick your plan to eat better into high gear. Full story...
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US Rep. Jones undergoes kidney stone surgery

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US Rep. Walter Jones has had successful kidney stone surgery. Jones' office said the 70-year-old Republican has several kidney stones removed Monday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Full story...
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DHHS sent nearly 49,000 Medicaid cards for kids to wrong addresses

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videoThe North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says it mailed nearly 49,000 new Medicaid cards for children to the wrong people. DHHS says the cards show the child's name, Medicaid identification number, date of birth and primary care physician. Full story...
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Problems persist with NC State Health Plan

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North Carolina officials say thousands of current and retired state workers are still having problems with their State Health Plan coverage. Full story...
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13 people dead from flu in NC this season

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State officials say 13 people in North Carolina have died from the flu, with five deaths occurring last week. Full story...
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NC horse farms closing for 2 weeks after 4 deaths

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Some horse farms are closing for the public for two weeks after four Raleigh horses contracted a rare virus and had to be euthanized. The horses were at the same Raleigh boarding facility. State officials confirmed last week they had equine herpesvirus-1. Full story...
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Resolved to get in shape? Be patient

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video Getting in shape is among the top New Year's resolutions nationwide, but often times this popular goal is a hard one to keep. Many gyms are offering incentives like membership discounts or programs to get people in the door. Full story...
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Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

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The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into President Barack Obama's new health care law by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control. Full story...
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Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression

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Researchers say that vitamin E might help slow the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of the vitamin delayed the decline in daily living skills, such as making meals, getting dressed and holding a conversation, by about six months over a two-year period. Full story...
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