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Businesses Claim Obamacare Has Forced Them To Cut Employee Hours

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.

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FDA Names Taylor Farms As Source In Parasite Outbreak

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.

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National Beef Recall

Updated: 08/01/2013 - A Kansas based company is recalling more than 50,000 pounds of beef that could be contaminated with E. Coli.

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Breast-Feeding Rates Up

Updated: 07/31/2013 - Health officials say breast-feeding rates continue to inch up. Now more than 3 in 4 mothers try to breast-feed their newborns.

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State Health Director Resigns Suddenly

Updated: 07/31/2013 - The secretary of the state's Department of Health and Human Services announced she accepted Dr. Laura Gerald's resignation Tuesday, effective immediately.

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FDA Warning Might Be Cited In Afghan Slayings Case

Posted: 07/30/2013 - A lawyer for an American soldier set to be sentenced for killing 16 Afghan civilians may cite a new Food and Drug Administration warning about the psychiatric side effects of an anti-malarial drug used by U.S. troops.

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Payouts To Eugenics Victims Could Be Modest

Posted: 07/23/2013 - A proposed budget agreement sets aside $10 million for one-time payments to the state's forced sterilization victims, but the final amount paid to each individual will depend on how many come forward.

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Cold Caps Tested To Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo

Posted: 07/22/2013 - U.S. researchers are about to test a way to thwart one of chemotherapy's most despised side effects - to see if giving the scalp a deep chill can prevent hair loss.

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Blue Cross NC Questioned About Data Sharing

Posted: 07/14/2013 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina shares private information of hundreds of thousands of its clients to an outside company that helps design its software.

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Abortion Fights Risk Worsening GOP's Gender Gap

Posted: 07/14/2013 - Republicans may be tirelessly working to rebrand their party since losing last year’s race for the White House, but a recent slew of state initiatives to restrict access to abortion isn't doing this effort any favors – and may only widen the party's so-called "gender gap" in attracting women voters.

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