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VA: 80 Percent Of Senior Executives Got Bonuses

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The VA says nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics.

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CDC Probes Lab Workers' Possible Anthrax Exposure

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some of its staff in Atlanta may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria because of a safety problem at one of its labs.

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REPORT: Sex Crimes Up At US Colleges

Posted: 06/10/2014 - A new federal report says sex crimes reported at American colleges and universities went up in the last decade even as overall campus crime decreased.

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State House Backs Camp Lejeune, Asheville Plaintiffs

Updated: 06/13/2014 - Legislation has moved quickly through the House seeking to clarify a judicial rule cited by the U.S. Supreme Court this week in blocking people from suing for damages over contaminated water.

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Arizona Judge Rules Pot Can Be Used For PTSD

Posted: 06/08/2014 - A court ruling filed this week has added post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of debilitating conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment.

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U.S. Senators Unveil Details Of Proposed Veteran's Choice Act

Updated: 06/03/2014 - Republican senators, including North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, detailed a plan Tuesday to give each patient at Veterans Affairs hospitals a "Choice Card" that would allow vets to seek care outside the VA system in certain circumstances.

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New Veteran Bill To Be Unveiled

Updated: 06/03/2014 - A bill that will change the way U.S. Veterans pursue their medical needs will be introduced Tuesday.

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Medicare Coverage Ban On Sex-Change Surgery Lifted

Posted: 05/31/2014 - Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday.

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NC Veterans Affairs Office Opens Hotline

Posted: 06/03/2014 - The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs has started a tip hotline to help improve services at the state's medical facilities for veterans.

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Brain Food For Kids Prepping For End Of Year Tests

Updated: 05/29/2014 - Students are about to start taking their End of Grade and End of Course tests in Eastern Carolina. They've been filling their heads with knowledge all year, and parents can help students be at their best with smart food choices.

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Duplin County Trying To Contain Whooping Cough Outbreak

Updated: 05/28/2014 - So far this year, Duplin County leads the state with the number of confirmed cases at 35. The county has another 14 probable cases and two more suspected cases, according to county health officials.

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Flu Claims 107 Lives In NC This Season

Updated: 05/24/2014 - Figures from the state Department of Health and Human Services show that 107 people died from the flu in North Carolina this season, compared with 59 the previous season.

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Local Experts Weigh In On MERS Virus

Updated: 05/19/2014 - Dr. Rachel Roper, a Virology Specialist at ECU's Brody School of Medicine, says everyone should be concerned about MERS.

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Vidant Health Hosts Health Care Conference

Updated: 05/19/2014 - Nearly 200 attended the 2014 Health Care Conference hosted by Vidant Health on Monday. Topics discussed include Medicaid reform and the changing social compact of health care.

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McCrory Wants More Money For NC Medical Examiners

Updated: 05/26/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory and several lawmakers are promising to review how deaths are investigated in North Carolina and whether the state's medical examiner system needs additional money.

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