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Medicaid 'optional' services may be trimmed in NC

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North Carolina's Medicaid recipients could see some of the services they've grown accustomed to no longer covered. Full story...
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Wilmington pools not affected by drain recall

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When wilmington city pools open this weekend, there's no need to worry about a nationwide recall of pool drains. A city spokeswoman says the pools are not affected by a voluntary recall by eight manufacturers including a North Carolina-based company. Full story...
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Graham teen collapses, dies following gym class

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A 14-year-old boy has died after collapsing in the Graham Middle School gym while playing basketball. Full story...
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Hospital ERs see surge of people using bath salts to get high

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videoIn a week it will be illegal in North Carolina, but for now bath salts are a popular legal drug getting some folks high, while others believe it's a new low. Full story...
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Veterans get health help in their own backyard

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Veterans in Wilmington got some help with their health care today. The Rural Health Team from the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville visited the VFW post on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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USDA lowers pork's safe cooking temp

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The US Department of Agriculture is lowering its temperature recommendation for cooking pork to 145 degrees. That's a drop of 15 degrees and a change from the agency's longstanding guideline. Full story...
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Bone marrow drive held to find a match for Columbus County child

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video A Columbus County deputy's son is battling Leukemia for the third time. Colby Byrd was diagnosed when he was two, and now, at the age of nine, he needs a bone marrow transplant. Full story...
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FDA approves new HIV drug from Johnson & Johnson

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The Food and Drug Administration says it approved a new HIV drug from Johnson & Johnson for patients who have not been treated with other medications for the virus. Full story...
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Lejeune water issue going back to Congress

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Congress is once again considering a bill to provide federal health care for veterans and family members who say they've suffered because of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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VA's Rural Health Team makes two area visits next week

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Veterans in our area will get a couple of chances next week to get help with their health care. The VA's Rural Health Team is making two stops in our area to enroll veterans in the system, and provide health screenings and information. Full story...
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