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Study Finds Link Between BPA And Childhood Asthma

Posted: 03/01/2013 - Columbia University researchers suggest the dramatic rise in childhood asthma over the past 30 years may be linked to the chemical Bisphenol-A, better known as BPA.

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Group Home, Alzheimer's Fix Leaves NC Legislature

Posted: 02/27/2013 - The General Assembly has finalized a temporary solution designed to ensure thousands of North Carolina residents living in group homes and special dementia units get aid while losing certain Medicaid services.

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Tanning Salons React To NC Teen Tan Ban Bill

Updated: 02/20/2013 - Should you have to be 18-years-old to use a tanning bed? Some legislators think so. They say it's a health issue. Right now teenagers are allowed to use tanning beds with a parent's permission.

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Blind Lenoir County Man "Sees" With Apps, Technology

Updated: 02/14/2013 - Smartphones have made our lives easier, but for some, they are much more than that. We visited with a visually impaired man in LaGrange using apps to basically see things that he can't.

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State Health Chief: Agency Is Getting Fixed

Posted: 02/13/2013 - The new chief of our state's embattled health department says Medicaid reform and improving computer systems are her top two priorities.

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Southern Diet, Fried Foods, May Raise Stroke Risk

Posted: 02/07/2013 - A study finds that people who consume a lot of fried foods and drinks like sweet tea and soda were 41 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who ate that way about once a month.

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NC Senate OKs Bill To Block Expanded Medicaid

Posted: 02/04/2013 - The North Carolina state Senate has given its initial OK to legislation that would block expansion of Medicaid under the health care overhaul and let the federal government build the state's health insurance exchange.

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NC Health Plan Proposal Penalizes Smokers

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Some North Carolina state employees, teachers and retirees could see even higher premiums if they smoke or fail to make other personal health choices starting next year.

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Obama Offers Faith Groups New Birth Control Rule

Posted: 02/02/2013 - Facing a wave of lawsuits over what government can tell religious groups to do, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise for faith-based nonprofits that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans.

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Rules Would Make School Snacks Healthier

Posted: 02/01/2013 - The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.

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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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