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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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FDA Approves New Tuberculosis Drug

Posted: 01/01/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new tuberculosis drug in more than four decades.

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UPDATE: Jones County Lifts Water Advisory

Updated: 12/28/2012 - The Jones County Regional Water System says their tests show the water supply is free of bacteria after a water main break earlier this week. People do not need to boil their water anymore.

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Health Care Tax Hikes Take Effect January 1st

Updated: 12/26/2012 - The tax hikes already on the books, taking effect in 2013, fall mainly on people who make lots of money and on the health care industry. But about half of Americans benefit from the tax-free status of employer health insurance.

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Flu Activity High, 12 Related Deaths In N.C.

Updated: 12/22/2012 - According to State Health Director Laura Gerald, flu activity across the state is at the highest levels recorded in the past decade. Twelve flu-related deaths already have been reported in our state.

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Flu Blamed For 12 Deaths In NC

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Health experts say, and statistics back them up, that the flu season is hitting harder and earlier than usual.

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Expert Advice On Talking Tragedy At Home

Updated: 12/14/2012 - While adults await the latest information on the tragedy of an elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, Dr. Michael Brown at East Carolina University said it is best for parents to be mindful of the media their children consume. He shared that and other pieces of advice on talking tragedy at home.

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Deal Reached On Change To State's Workers' Comp Law

Updated: 12/13/2012 - Legislators say they don't expect any obstacles when they consider a bill allowing workers to make sure their employers carry workers' compensation insurance on them.

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