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Obama Calls For Generic Biotech Drugs

Posted: 02/27/2009 - President Barack Obama's budget aims to foster generic competition for costly biotech drugs used to treat cancer and other intractable ailments.

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More Trouble At Cherry Hospital

Updated: 02/26/2009 - This is the same mental hospital where a man died after being left alone in a chair for 22 hours without food, water or medicine.

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Smoking Ban Debate

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Lawmakers and lobbyists get another chance to discuss a broad smoking ban in North Carolina today, possible taking the state one step closer to being smoke-free in public places.

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House Calls Back In Vogue For Some Doctors

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Pediatrician Natalie Hodge spent seven years in a hectic doctor's office. Some days, she'd see 40 sick kids, 10 minutes at a time. Moms calling for advice about sore throats or ear aches had to wait. Hodge could only find time to return those calls as she drove home.

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Moving Nation From Sick Care Toward Wellness Care

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Popping a pill can cut your cholesterol. But did the doctor also prescribe cutting the stress that's eroding your immune system? Or teach you how to exercise without worsening painful joints?

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Thousand Of Stuffed Animals Recalled

Updated: 02/20/2009 - Thousands of stuffed animals are getting recalled, and they were sold at a popular clothing store with locations in Eastern Carolina.

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More Genetic Testing On Infants

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Babies in nearly every state and Washington D.C. are now being screened for a majority of serious genetic disorders, according to a new March of Dimes report.

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Coffee Can Be Beneficial For Women

Updated: 02/17/2009 - Start your day with a cup of joe? According to a nurses' health study, at least two cups of coffee a day can lower the risk for stroke among healthy women.

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Cholesterol Study

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Despite the rise in childhood obesity, a study finds very few teenagers qualify for medications that lower cholesterol, known as statins.

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Flu Widespread In N.C.

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Health officials say the most serious type of the flu is resistant to Tamiflu.

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Breast MRI Versus Mammogram

Posted: 02/16/2009 - While breast MRI can find cancers that mammograms miss, researchers are not ready to name the test the new "gold standard" for breast cancer detection.

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