Algae causing problems in Chowan County

EDENTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Algae blooms may look innocent enough, but state health experts warn they can be dangerous. Chowan County manager Kev…

James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital

NICU at Vidant Medical Center recognized

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – An association of nurses recognized the neonatal intensive care unit at the children’s hospital in Greenville for ex…

FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, a marijuana plant grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. A southeastern Illinois company says it has started growing medical marijuana and may be the first in the state to do so. Officials at Ataraxia in the Edwards County city of Albion, Ill., said Monday, July 13, 2015 that they received state authorization July 10, and have started cultivating the genetic strains that will be the basis of their products. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Study: Marijuana helps bones heal faster

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(MEDIA GENERAL) – According to a new study from Tel Aviv University, marijuana helps broken bones heal faster. The study, published in the J…


Local doctor talks men’s health

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Studies show men aren’t going to the doctor nearly as often as they should. WNCT spoke with local doctors who say …


Vidant revamping hospital food delivery

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Vidant Medical Center is revamping its food service, joining a growing list of hospitals in North Carolina that ar…


High heat puts diabetics at risk

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – High temperatures during the summer can present significant health risks for people with diabetes. This is a big p…