Neighborhood healthcare provider reopens after Hurricane Florence

Two to three feet of water flooded G & G Healthcare on South Madison Street in downtown Whiteville following the hurricane.

  Wilmington counselor running Boston marathon with pacemaker

Teams nationwide paddle to raise money for cancer patients and families

Hundreds walk to raise awareness about ALS

  Walk to Defeat ALS: Local woman shares story of losing her brother

Help save a life by donating blood today

  New Hanover County’s Coastal Fitness Challenge canceled due to weather

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  New ADHD treatment center works to help those suffering and to create awareness about the disorder

  Hoggard High School student-athlete beats deadly virus to make it back on the football field

Researchers find toxic chemicals in Wilmington wildlife

  Giving the gift of life: Pender Co. foster brothers displaced after hurricane prepare to go under the knife

  Wilmington dentist uses laser technology instead of drills

  Dosher Memorial Hospital partners with local restaurants to teach healthy cooking and eating habits

  Groups hope to convert old railroad downtown into walking, biking trail

It’s a “unique project with transformative potential.” That’s what a group made up of community members is calling its vision to convert the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in downtown Wilmington into a pedestrian and bike trail.

  Azalea Festival queen visits children at NHRMC’s women’s and children’s hospital

Some special patients were treated like royalty Thursday when Azalea Festival Queen Briana Venskus and her court stopped by the Betty H. Cameron Women and Children’s Hospital for a visit.

  NHRMC lifts flu-related visitor restrictions

Officials with New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Thursday announced that flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted due to a decrease in the incidence of the flu.

Brunswick County free dental day coming in May

Free dental care will be made available to Brunswick County residents during Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry’s eight annual Dentistry from the Heart event in May.

Health Expo and Science Fair teaches healthy lifestyle choices

Doctors say pale is the new tan

  New Hanover Regional Medical Center first in state to offer new aneurysm treatment

  Pharmacies scrambling to keep popular shingles vaccine on shelves

  New bill would set tougher punishments for drug dealers if substance causes death

  People with disabilities looking to Carolina Beach for vacation options

  School receives lower than normal heath inspection score; officials say they’re fixing issues

The septic drain field filling with sewage was the biggest reason Malpass Corner Elementary School received a health inspection score of 81.5, according to a supervisor with the county’s heath department. The inspection was done on March 8.

  Bladen, Columbus counties rank poorly in latest health rankings

Bladen and Columbus counties ranked in the bottom 10 in the latest North Carolina county health rankings.

  New Hanover commissioners vote to consolidate Public Health, Social Services departments

New Hanover County commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to consolidate the county’s Public Health and Social Services departments into one human services agency.

  Operation Medicine Drop: Properly disposing your medicine and keeping your kids safe

An event called Operation Medicine Drop gives the community an opportunity to get rid of expired and unused medicines to keep children safe and help the opioid crisis.

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

43 lots in total have been recalled.

Report: Suicide 2nd leading cause of death for NC children ages 10-17

According to the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, the rate of youth suicide in North Carolina has almost doubled over the past 10 years,

  Concerned neighbors plan to appeal hospital’s emergency well project

Mac Cunningham’s home is next to the construction site. He said he and his neighbors’ biggest concerns are noise and possible odors and chemicals coming from the property.

  Carolina Beach opens new 1.2-mile section of Island Greenway

Pedestrians and bicyclists have a new path to explore in Carolina Beach.

Werk family estate gives $500K to NHRMC internal medicine residency program

Even though Dr. Emile Werk died in 2016, he continues to have an influence on doctors and medical care at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

  CBD for dogs popular among owners; vets warn of quality control

Few studies have been conducted on the effects of CBD in dogs but some results have shown positive effects.

  More opportunities for seniors to socialize and exercise at new resource center in Castle Hayne

New Hanover County now offers a satellite senior resource site for residents in the northern part of the county.

  Wilmington brewery event supporting MS Society

For every pint sold, $1 will be donated to the MS Society, specifically the Shupe Troop for Walk MS.

  Learn to make informed food choices during National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month which encourages you to make informed eating choices and develop regular physical activity habits.

  Proposed bill would toughen penalties for criminals who target pharmacies with intent to steal opioids

A former sheriff, a pharmacist and a doctor are all coming together to fight the opioid epidemic from the state house.

  How to stay one step ahead spring allergy season

The months of February and March is not only the time when tree pollination is in full swing, but allergy season as well.

  NC sued over transgender surgery benefit; Treasurer Folwell responds

North Carolina’s State Treasurer is responding to a lawsuit filed over the state’s treatment of transgender people. State employees argue in a lawsuit filed Monday that their health plan violated federal law and their constitutional rights by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures.

  Become aware of your sleep patterns and habits during Sleep Awareness Week

This week is Sleep Awareness Week. We're learning the importance of enough sleep and how it impacts our daily lives.

  Nourish NC, Nunnelee Pediatric Clinic launch Food Farmacy program

One in four children in New Hanover County struggles with hunger, according to Nourish NC.

  Eat cake for breakfast event to raise awareness of MSA

Eat cake for breakfast fundraising event to raise awareness of multiple system atrophy

Facebook plans to pull anti-vaccine groups and pages to combat misinformation

The company intends to provide users with authoritative information on the controversial topic.

Fifth hypertension medication recalled in two weeks

This is the third recall in one week.

  Friends spread awareness about methanol poisoning after UNCW student’s death

Coppola said Turney woke up with complaints of a headache, nausea and blurred vision on Sept. 23, 2018. He went to a hospital, where he was given an IV. Turney got up to use the bathroom, collapsed and went into cardiac arrest.

  Damian Brezinski: Using medicine and music to ‘Keep the Beat Alive’ ("1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

Dr. Damian Brezinski, cardiologist and founder of "Keep the Beat Alive", is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast

  New program designed to help malnourished patients after hospital discharge

There's a new program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center designed to help bridge the gap between the nutrition patients receive in the hospital and what they experience when they return home.

Georgia House panel approves anti-abortion ‘Heartbeat’ bill

A Georgia House committee has approved legislation that would outlaw abortion after a fetus' heartbeat can be detected.

  Asbestos found in some Claire’s makeup, FDA says

Claire's does not believe that affected products are still available for sale.

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

  Mother of UNCW grad raises awareness after son’s death from stroke

Time is something Sharon Martinhuss can never get back with her son but she hopes to keep his memory alive through awareness.

  Nursing program at Cape Fear Community College ranked #1 in NC

The Cape Fear Community College Associate Degree Nursing program tops the list for the 2019 Best RN Programs in North Carolina.

Birth control pill recall announced by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising the public about a nationwide, voluntary recall initiated by Apotex Corp. on a birth control pill.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

  Woman uses tragedy of delivering stillborn baby to help others in her position

Tiffany Nickle delivered her stillborn daughter, Isla, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center on Jan. 22.

New parents won’t get a good night’s sleep for at least 6 years, study says

Finally, science proves what parents have been feeling since the beginning of time, having a newborn absolutely messes up your sleep cycle.

Moms of children diagnosed with cancer work to help families just like their own

Wilmington Cancer Moms raise money for cancer research and work as a support system for moms and families who have children diagnosed with cancer.

Adults vaccinated as kids may not be protected against the measles now

If you were born between 1957 and the early 70s, you may not be protected from the measles.

Scientists discover how to make immune cells better at killing cancer

Scientists have discovered by fixing a defect in 'killer T cells,' they could actual help the fight against cancer.

Spain is the world’s healthiest country – the U.S. did not make the top 20

The U.S. dropped a spot because of deaths due to drug overdoses.

  Cold hold: Despite years of notice, 40 percent of SENC restaurants violated stricter refrigeration rule

This four-degree difference applies to restaurants, cafés, school cafeterias, grocery stores, gas stations, caterers, hotels, and any other type of food service facility requiring health department inspection.

  Defeat the dementia stigma by becoming a Dementia Friend

The Bladen County Division of Aging is hosting a Dementia Friends NC information session on Feb. 22 for locals to learn more about dementia and helping people who live with it in our community.

North Carolina health officials report 13 new flu deaths

North Carolina health officials say 13 people died from the flu in the state last week, raising the death toll for the season to 68

  Preventing diabetes and childhood obesity with education, free screenings

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina works to educate the community on diabetes and healthy eating habits with new programs and free events for the whole family.

Chick-fil-A offering keto-friendly menu options

The restaurant’s keto-friendly option allows you to eat on the go while sticking to the popular diet trend.

  Governor talks school bond referendum, Medicaid expansion during Tuesday visit

Gov. Roy Cooper made a pit stop in Wilmington on Tuesday looking to drum up support on two issues: More money for schools and expanding the Medicaid program.

NJ woman sentenced in NC for using children to traffic heroin

A multi-agency, long term investigation revealed Cherelle Hills was part of a network that was trafficking heroin from Camden, NJ to Brunswick County and other areas in between.

Nature’s Path Foods recalls more than 400,000 boxes of cereal

The voluntary recall is for more than 400,000 boxes in the EnviroKidz line – Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch.

  Flu season continues in N.C.; healthcare providers report recent increase in sickness

So far this flu season, which runs Oct. through May, 35 people have been confirmed dead from the flu virus in North Carolina, with 26 of those who died more than 65 years old.

  Fitness Fellowship Faith: F3 Cape Fear works to integrate leadership and community into workouts

F3CapeFear is a network of free, peer-led workouts just for men hoping to build leadership skills to serve the community.

  Methamphetamine use on the rise in Bladen County

It’s a drug that is crossing county lines, according to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.

  NHRMC staff brushes up on skills at trauma and acute care symposium

New Hanover Regional Medical Center staff spent an hour at the Wilmington Convention Center for its 30th annual trauma and acute care symposium Friday.

  Red Cross urging more people to donate during extreme blood shortage

New Hanover Regional Medical Center AirLink/VitaLink is hosting a blood drive Saturday, Feb. 9.

  Learn healthy heart habits at “Heart to Heart” event

The Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold the "Heart to Heart" event Thursday, Feb 7. to highlight healthy heart education.

NC regulators cracking down on CBD-infused products; warning letters coming to businesses starting next week

Next week, North Carolina state regulators plan to send warning letters to businesses that are selling CBD-infused food and beverages, making unapproved health claims about CBD, or violating any other state or FDA law about the hyped compound.

  People with Flu symptoms urged to stay home

Many people associate flu season with November and December, but few realize that the peak of flu season isn’t until February or March.

Kids can free get dental exams in Brunswick County today

The Annual Give Kids A Smile event is back for the children of Brunswick County.

Columbus Regional announces flu-related visitor restrictions

Officials with Columbus Regional Healthcare on Thursday announced flu-related visitation restrictions that are effective immediately.

  Rise in measles cases tied to children not getting vaccinated

Measles are on the rise. New Hanover Regional Medical Center pediatrics chair, Michael Stoiko says it’s becasue parents have stopped getting their children vaccinated.

NHRMC announces flu-related visitor restrictions

Officials with New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Wednesday announced flu-related visitation restrictions are now in place.

Vote on controversial 200-bed group home postponed for fifth time

The continuance was requested by New Hanover County, the project’s applicant, due to the amount of items on the agenda for city council’s meeting. Council approved the continuance until a Feb. 19 meeting and the public comment period will remain open until then.