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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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Water in ear can lead to infection

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If you're planning to hit the water this Fourth of July weekend here is a word of advice: getting water in your ears is not only annoying, it can lead to infection. Full story...
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Mental health helps decrease Alzheimer's risk

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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person's memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate and carry out daily activities. Full story...
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Dental safety important for active kids

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videoWith summer vacation in full swing kids are spending more time outside enjoying the weather, and that can lead to more trips to the emergency room. With all that increased activity comes a rise in the number of sports-related injuries among kids and teens. Full story...
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Wednesday is National HIV Awareness Day

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An HIV test is quick and painless. Currently there are over 50,000 people in North Carolina living with HIV and AIDS. Full story...
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