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Local groups provide support for people with autism—including adults

Most people associate autism with children: an autism diagnosis is usually given in early childhood, and children with the condition then navigate their way...

From childhood abuse to adult opioid addiction: a local tale

Angela Maccarter remembers playing a game called Don’t Wake Daddy. There was a board game by that name, and for most kids, that’s all...
One explanation for higher risk of injuries might be because girls’ neck muscles are less developed than boys’, so they don’t rebound as quickly from a blow that causes a concussion, said Dr. Wellington Hsu, the study’s lead author. (Photo courtesy of WYDaily)

Study: Concussions on the rise, especially in girl soccer players

In the past six months, the Hammerheads Youth Soccer Club has had two concussions—one in a boy and one in a girl, said Executive...

‘Closer to home’ – the cost of the opioid epidemic may be the tip...

Author's Note: This series began with a look at the numbers of the opioid crisis, from arrests to overdoses to the number of prescriptions. Those...

Prevention is key to remaining outside the South’s ‘Diabetes Belt’

Donna Livingston has a sweet tooth. Cookies, soft drinks, sweet tea. She likes her sugar. Livingston, age 59, had never thought about the consequences of...
The American Red Cross has issued a call for blood donors.

Red Cross issues call for type O negative and AB donations

WILMINGTON — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give...
Cases of the flu are decreasing, but the season still has a few months to go.

Flu decreasing, but still hanging around the Wilmington area

Even with spring on the horizon, flu is still widespread in North Carolina and taking a toll on the elderly. First, the good news. Flu...

‘Killing with kindness’ – where are prescription opioids coming from?

Author’s note: This series has explored questions about the opioid epidemic in Wilmington. It has focused on the basics: what are opioids, who are the...

Green glow washes away for now, but seasonal allergies on the rise in the...

WILMINGTON – Have you noticed the nuclear green glow on your car over the past few weeks? An early bloom, thanks to unseasonably warm...

State advises you to check the water before taking that swim

If you’re thinking about heading to the beach for a swim, you may think you’re doing something healthy. But coastal swimming can make you...