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Two NC Regional Health Centers To Receive Grants

Updated: 06/07/2012 - U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan visited North Carolina Wednesday to announce more than $500,000 in funding for two regional health centers.

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Study: 'Smart bomb' Drug Attacks Breast Cancer

Posted: 06/03/2012 - A combination of drugs that acts as a sort of "smart bomb" against breast cancer cells without damaging healthy ones has undergone successful early testing.

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ECU Dental Centers Reach Out To Poor

Updated: 06/03/2012 - East Carolina University is reaching out to poor communities with the latest of an expected 10 dental training centers across North Carolina.

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NC Lawmakers Consider Cutting Toxic Air Rules

Posted: 06/02/2012 - Arguments over clean air and encouraging jobs are colliding over whether to cut back on North Carolina's regulation of toxic industrial chemicals in the air.

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Cancer Cases To Surge 75 Percent Worldwide By 2030

Posted: 06/02/2012 - The number of people with cancer is set to surge by more than 75 percent across the world by 2030, with particularly sharp rises in poor countries as they adopt unhealthy "Westernized" lifestyles, a study said on Friday.

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Making Miracles Happen: CMN Weekend 2012

Updated: 06/02/2012 - The 2012 Children's Miracle Network broadcast kicked off Friday night on WITN. It resumes on Sunday morning, and we need your support to help sick and injured children across Eastern Carolina.

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More Workers Opting Out Of Company Health Plans

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The weak economy continues to have a harsh effect on workers’ access to health insurance -- not necessarily because workers aren’t offered it but because they can’t afford it.

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Harris Teeter Sorbet Recall

Updated: 05/23/2012 - Harris Teeter is recalling five flavors of its HT Traders Sorbet because of the possibility it contains undeclared milk protein.

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NC Hospital Warns 10 Patients Of Infection Risk

Posted: 05/19/2012 - An Asheville hospital is urging 10 patients to be tested for potentially serious viral infections following word that a scope was not properly sterilized in the endoscopy unit.

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New CEO For Vidant Health

Updated: 05/16/2012 - Vidant Health said Wednesday that Dr. David Herman, current president and chief operating officer, will assume the role of chief executive officer beginning July 1.

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First Alzheimer's Prevention Study Launched

Posted: 05/16/2012 - The U.S. government launched an ambitious push to develop new treatments for Alzheimer's on Tuesday with a first prevention study of high-risk patients and tests on an insulin nasal spray that has shown promise in earlier studies.

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Forget Time Magazine Cover; Too Many Stop Before

Updated: 05/14/2012 - The Time magazine cover photo of a mom breast-feeding her 3-year-old son has been generating a lot of debate. But health experts say the real issue is that too few babies that could benefit from a mother's breast milk are getting it

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FDA Reviews First Rapid, Take-Home Test For HIV

Posted: 05/12/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the virus at home, without medical supervision.

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