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Expired drugs can be harmful

Expired drugs, whether prescription or over the counter, can be bad for your health. They can either degrade and become more harmful for a consumer or they can degrade and be less effective.

Study: first-born children smarter

videoIf you're the oldest sibling living in your house there's new information that pertains to you. You might really be smarter than your brothers and sisters. New research has some surprising answers for those who are the oldest sibling in the house.

Dental unit offering free care in Brunswick County

Brunswick County kids are getting work on their smile, even if they can't afford it. The Health Department has set up a mobile dental unit outside Supply Elementary. The Board of Health approved funding for the clinic to help uninsured children.

How to cure summer stings

videoJelly fish, poison ivy and bee stings -- just a few unavoidable parts of summertime. People say that they've used everything from meat tenderizer to hot sauce to cure jelly fish stings. With summer fun comes the not so fun parts, to name a few: jelly fish stings, bee stings and poison ivy.

Hospital celebrates 40-year anniversary

videoWilmington's main medical center is celebrating a birthday. New Hanover Regional Medical Center has 40 years of service behind it.

Survey finds many N.C. pharmacies don’t sell emergency contraception

Plan B isn't easy to find in North Carolina. The emergency contraceptive widely known as the "morning-after pill" has been available over the counter since August.

Parents turn to obesity surgery for children

With childhood obesity rates skyrocketing, more parents are opting for surgery to treat their children's severe weight problems. But is it safe for teens? The number of adolescents undergoing stomach bypass surgery for obesity has increased by nearly 300 per cent in the last few years.

Edwards announces details of health care overhaul plan

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards wants to reduce the cost of health care by offering cash prizes in lieu of patents for certain breakthrough drugs.

FDA approves first over-the-counter diet pill

videoBig news for the tens of millions of people trying to lose weight: starting Friday a brand new weight loss drug will be available in drugstores. It's the very first FDA-approved weight loss drug sold over the counter.

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Gov. Cooper: NC vaccination numbers still too low

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen gave an update on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon.

Willie Garson, ‘Sex and the City’ actor, dead at 57

In the wake of his passing, Garson's many friends and former colleagues expressed their love for the actor.

Opening of applications for CFPUA COVID Relief Program

To qualify for the program, customers’ household income must be at or below 80 percent of the Area Household Income for New Hanover County.

House OKs debt and funding plan, inviting clash with GOP

The bill now goes to the Senate, where it is likely to falter because of overwhelming GOP opposition.