Posted: 08/29/2013 - Two NC residents have been sentenced to federal prison after pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud.
Posted: 08/27/2013 - A Wake County Superior Court judge granted the attorney general's request for an order temporarily barring Thomas Healthcare Institute, Inc. and its owners from advertising or offering educational products or services. The company has locations in Charlotte and Raleigh.
Posted: 08/26/2013 - The state government's 10,000 employees at public mental hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers and other facilities for people with disabilities will have to get flu vaccinations by Dec. 1.
Posted: 08/22/2013 - Continued outbreaks of whooping cough across North Carolina have led state health officials to encourage residents of all ages to be immunized.
Posted: 08/21/2013 - The measure requires hospitals to make public their prices on 140 common services and procedures, which will be posted online. Hospitals also would be unable in some situations to place a lien on someone's house to collect unpaid bills.
Posted: 08/16/2013 - A month after delivering a 13-pound, 12-ounce baby girl, Pennsylvania mom Michelle Cessna is reveling in the healthy arrival of her “little blessing” while also scrambling to re-stock her diaper supply.
Posted: 08/16/2013 - Obesity kills far more Americans than we think it does, according to a controversial new study that suggests obesity accounts of about 18 percent of all deaths in the United States - three times previous estimates.
Updated: 08/16/2013 - Young children who drink soda may act aggressively towards their peers.
Posted: 08/15/2013 - The Obama administration is sending four North Carolina organizations more than $3 million to help people sign up for insurance under the new health care law.
Posted: 08/15/2013 - Swedish furniture chain IKEA is recalling two models of children's beds for repair, citing complaints over a metal rod that can break and potentially cause harm.
Posted: 08/14/2013 - Employers around the country, from fast-food franchises to colleges, have told NBC News that they will be cutting workers’ hours below 30 a week because they can’t afford to offer the health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Posted: 08/13/2013 - Researchers who have spent nearly four months simulating what it's like to live on Mars are emerging from their experiment on a barren Hawaii lava field.
Posted: 08/09/2013 - The North Carolina Dental Society says parents can pass along harmful bacteria to babies, which could lead to tooth decay.
Posted: 08/08/2013 - Health officials say a homeless man with tuberculosis who walked out of a South Carolina hospital is now being treated in North Carolina.
Posted: 08/08/2013 - The front lines of the "No Smoking" battle have moved outdoors.
Posted: 08/06/2013 - It may look like an iceberg, but there's nothing cool about it.
Posted: 08/05/2013 - At a public tasting in London on Monday, scientists served up the first-ever hamburger grown in a laboratory from stem cells of cattle.
Posted: 08/05/2013 - A North Carolina university is opening the first new medical school in the state for decades.
Posted: 08/03/2013 - Taylor Farms of Mexico, a division of a California-based produce supplier whose greens go to national restaurants including Red Lobster and Olive Garden, shipped parasite-tainted salad mix that has sickened hundreds in Nebraska and Iowa, U.S. health officials said Friday.