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Judge halts Alzheimer's drug swap until July

Posted: 12/15/2014 - A federal judge on Monday ordered an Irish drug manufacturer to halt its plans to discontinue its widely used Alzheimer's medication, allegedly in an effort to drive patients to a newer patented drug.

Company recalling 10,000 infant play yards

Updated: 12/10/2014 - Parents who bought a Dream On Me play yard for their infants within the last four years are asked to check the make and model to see if theirs is one of the 10,000 being recalled by the manufacturer.

NBC's Snyderman returns with apology

Posted: 12/03/2014 - NBC News medical reporter Nancy Snyderman is apologizing for violating her quarantine for Ebola exposure, saying she failed to appreciate how frightened Americans were of the disease.

Pitt County organization observes World AIDS Day

Updated: 12/01/2014 - "From January to June of this year, there were eight new AIDS cases and 32 new HIV cases in Pitt County alone," says Brian Goings, President of the Pitt County AIDS Service Organization.
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Thanksgiving dinner safety tips

Posted: 11/26/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in six Americans gets sick annually from food poisoning. To prevent that, the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers some basic safety tips.
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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

Posted: 11/25/2014 - Consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

Updated: 11/19/2014 - A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet, and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher at its eraser end - are among an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday.

Ebola panel in Greenville tonight

Posted: 11/17/2014 - A panel of experts from ECU and Greenville plan to discuss how well the area is prepared for an Ebola patient.

Heathcare.gov opens for enrollment tomorrow

Updated: 11/14/2014 - Last year's disastrous rollout of the healthcare.com website took months to correct. Eventually seven million people signed up. This time, the Obama Administration promises health coverage - without all the drama.

AP source: Doctor with Ebola coming to US for care

Posted: 11/13/2014 - A federal government source says a surgeon working in West Africa's Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown to the United States for treatment on Saturday.

NAACP chief asks again for Medicaid expansion

Posted: 11/11/2014 - The head of the NC NAACP continues to push Gov. Pat McCrory and the legislature to cover hundreds of thousands of people with Medicaid through President Obama's signature health care law.

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