Health
Government warns on use of psych meds in nursing homes
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 9:25am.

A new government report says many elderly nursing home residents suffering from dementia may be victims of overmedication with strong anti-psychotic drugs that could harm them.

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McIntyre hosts Southeastern North Carolina in motion
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 8:56pm.

Event to get kids moving, promote healthy lifestyle.

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Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:37am.

As concern grows about child obesity, more people are asking why sugary flavored milk remains a staple of school lunches across the country.

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FDA expands use of Abbott Labs' neck stent
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/06/2011 - 12:12pm.

Federal health officials have expanded approval of an artery-opening stent from Abbott Laboratories to a larger group of patients at risk for stroke caused by plaque in the neck arteries.

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Army finds no evidence of link in Fort Bragg infant deaths
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 9:14pm.

The U.S. Army has completed an investigation of 10 infant deaths at Fort Bragg without finding any evidence of a common environmental link or of crimes.

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Study: Prostate cancer surgery helps younger men
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 10:09am.

A study suggests that men under 65 with early prostate cancer have better survival odds if they have surgery right away instead of waiting for treatment.

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Elvis exits as Jacob, Isabella top baby name list
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 9:45am.

The Social Security Administration says Jacob was the most popular name for baby boys in 2010. Isabella was the most popular name for baby girls.

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NC lawmakers consider abortion info requirements
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/04/2011 - 3:43pm.

North Carolina lawmakers are taking up legislation that would require a 24-hour waiting period and an ultrasound of the fetus before a legal abortion.

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Feds take action against bogus cures for HIV
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/03/2011 - 2:14pm.

Federal health officials are cracking down on bogus pills and supplements that claim to cure sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, herpes and genital warts.

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CFCC employees hold Family Fun Day to help child with cancer
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 3:53pm.

video Late last year, five-year old Bennie Freeland was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and has been undergoing treatment in Chapel Hill since December. Bennie's father, Patrick Freeland, teaches at Cape Fear Community College. His colleagues have stepped up to support the family.

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