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FDA approves pricey new cholesterol drug

Posted: 07/24/2015 - The drug, called Praluent, must be injected, so it won't be as easy to take as a pill. Because it's in a class of biotech drugs called monoclonal antibodies, it will be pricey - $14,000 a year.

Massive recall of stuffed chicken products

Posted: 07/14/2015 - More than 1.7 million pounds of frozen, stuffed chicken products are being recalled nationwide and in Canada because they could be contaminated with Salmonella.

NC legislators want Medicaid reform before expansion

Posted: 07/04/2015 - North Carolina's legislative leaders have no plans to expand the state's Medicaid rolls through the Affordable Care Act, despite a key win for President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Vets: Be courteous with fireworks

Posted: 07/02/2015 - We celebrate our independence on July 4th, but for the very same people who protect our freedom, it can be a difficult day to deal with.
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Young men and skin cancer risks

Posted: 06/11/2015 - According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, young men account for 40 percent of melanoma cases, but more than 60 percent of melanoma deaths.

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