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Legislature makes new deal on state worker insurance

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The General Assembly has reached a new agreement on how to close a half billion-dollar funding gap for North Carolina's state employee health insurance plan for the next two years. But it's not yet clear whether Gov. Bev Perdue will go along two weeks after she vetoed an earlier package. Full story...
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Government to urge food companies to limit ads for kids

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Commercials promoting sugary breakfast cereals could be put on a strict diet under government guidelines urging food companies to limit marketing of unhealthy products to children. Full story...
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Cheaper eye drug proves as good as pricier one

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A new study shows that a cheaper drug for a common eye disease is as effective as a more expensive one approved for the condition. Full story...
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Coke shareholders to vote on BPA in soda cans

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Changes could be coming to the way Coca-Cola cans are made. Full story...
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First meeting set on NC sterilization compensation

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A new panel created by Gov. Beverly Perdue is charged with figuring out the best ways to recompense people who were sterilized through a state program that ended in the 1970s. Full story...
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5:00 Healthwatch: April 26, 2011

Migraine pain is so intense, it can be debilitating, but in some cases, migraines can cause more than just severe discomfort. Here's Shelby Lin with tonight's Health Watch.

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"And the Winner is..." BEST CHIROPRACTOR

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video Last week we wanted to know who tunes up your car. This week we want to know who tunes up your back. Who gets your spine in line? Who has that magic touch when they crack your back? Let us know who is the BEST CHIROPRACTOR in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are aligning up (4 p.m. Thurs.):
Spinal Care of Wilmington - 26%
Galligan Family Chiropractic - 23%
Coastal Chiropractic - 16%
VOTE NOW! Full story...

Fussiness in infancy may predict future behavior problems, study finds

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Persistent crying and disturbed sleep linked to later temper tantrums, anxiety, depression. Full story...
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Still no NC state insurance plan agreement reached

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North Carolina lawmakers are going home for the weekend without an agreement on premiums for the health insurance plan for state workers, teachers and retirees. Full story...
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Obama administration eases pain of Medicare cuts

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Millions of seniors in popular private insurance plans offered through Medicare are getting a reprieve from some of the most controversial cuts in President Barack Obama's health care law. Full story...
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