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FDA: Come Clean On Soaps

Posted: 12/17/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it doubts antibacterial soaps are any better than regular soap when it comes to killing germs and preventing disease.

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UPDATE: NC DHHS Defends Troubled Medicaid Software

Posted: 12/10/2013 - The technology chief at the N.C. Department of Health and Services says the agency's new $255 million computer system for processing Medicaid claims is working well, despite a critical audit and complaints from medical professionals.

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Scope Of NC Medicaid Overhaul Proposal Changes

Posted: 12/08/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory's administration has rolled out a scaled-back model to Medicaid reform in North Carolina after an effort unveiled several months ago fell flat.

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States Losing Billions In Refusing To Expand Medicaid

Posted: 12/06/2013 - Texas will lose $9.2 billion in 2022; Florida says goodbye to $5 billion; Georgia is out $4.9 billion. A new report details just how much states are losing because they don’t want to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, and it’s not chump change.

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Two Eastern Carolinians Rejoice Over Free Surgery

Updated: 12/03/2013 - It is a gift just in time for Christmas that is life changing for two people here in the east. They had important surgeries for free that they couldn't afford on their own.

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GIFT OF LIFE: Red Cross Blood Drive At WITN Today

Updated: 12/05/2013 - You’ve heard it many times before. A blood donation is truly the gift of life. We hope you will come to the WITN Studio this morning to share this special present.

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Obama Faces New Pressure To Bolster HIV/AIDS Funding

Posted: 12/01/2013 - As the international community gets set to mark the 25th annual observance of World AIDS Day next week, President Obama is facing renewed pressure from U.S. lawmakers and activists to take legacy-setting action to combat HIV/AIDS.

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Did The Feds Fix HealthCare.Gov? How We’ll Know

Posted: 12/01/2013 - Saturday'’s the deadline – it’s the last day of November and the day the Obama administration promised its health insurance website would be working smoothly for “the vast majority” of people.

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Chinese Parents Say Having Two Kids Is Too Expensive

Posted: 12/01/2013 - Despite China announcing changes to its strict one-child policy, many young parents say they will not choose to have a second child due to the high cost of living in modern-day China.

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Update On New State Medicaid System After Rocky Rollout

Posted: 11/19/2013 - Lawmakers are expecting more information from North Carolina health officials about how a new and expensive Medicaid billing system, called NCTracks, is now performing after a rocky first few months in operation.

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FDA Issues Stern Warning On Medtronic Devices

Posted: 11/17/2013 - Federal health officials say that defects in some Medtronic devices used in heart procedures are severe enough that they could cause serious injury or death.

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