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State Medicaid's Management Criticized In New Audit

Posted: 02/01/2013 - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he is withholding judgment on whether the state should expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act until his administration can fix serious mismanagement within the program.

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Cold And Cough Syrups Recall

Updated: 02/01/2013 - The company that makes Triaminic and Theraflu is pulling millions of cold and cough syrups from store shelves because the child-resistant caps didn't work in some cases, as at least four families found out the hard way.

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Penalty Could Keep Smokers Out Of Health Overhaul

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation.

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After Shootings, States Rethink Mental Health Cuts

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Dozens of states have slashed spending on mental health care over the last four years, driven by the recession's toll on revenue and, in some cases, a new zeal to shrink government.

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Testing Brain Pacemakers To Zap Alzheimer's Damage

Posted: 01/20/2013 - Scientists are attempting something dramatically different in the quest to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease. They're using "brain pacemakers."

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Flu Season Fuels Debate Over Paid Sick Time Laws

Updated: 01/20/2013 - An unusually early and vigorous flu season is drawing attention to a cause that has scored victories but also hit roadblocks in recent years: mandatory paid sick leave.

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Violence Plays Role In Shorter US Life Expectancy

Updated: 01/09/2013 - A new report says the United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home.

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Two New Flu Deaths In State Last Week

Updated: 01/24/2013 - The State Health Department on Thursday released new data that showed two new flu deaths for the week ending January 19th.

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Fisher-Price Infant Sleeper Recall

Posted: 01/09/2013 - A massive recall is underway this morning for something that could make your baby sick; Fisher-Price is recalling about 800,000 infant sleepers.

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FDA Issues Sweeping New Food Safety Rules

Posted: 01/04/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.

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January Rush For Gym Memberships Is On

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Trainers at Champions gym in Winterville say in the last few days they have seen several new faces which they say is common in January.

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CDC: 1 in 24 Admit Nodding Off While Driving

Posted: 01/03/2013 - In a government study released Thursday, a little over 4 percent of U.S. adults said they fell asleep while driving at least once in the previous month.

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Red States Get Health Care Nod From Obama

Posted: 01/03/2013 - The Obama administration announced Thursday that four red states are on the list of those getting the initial go-ahead to build their own health insurance marketplaces.

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