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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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FDA Delays New Rules For Sunscreen

Posted: 05/12/2012 - Sunscreen confusion won't be over before summer after all. The government is bowing to industry requests for more time to make clear how much protection their brands really offer against skin cancer.

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FDA Favors First Drug For HIV Prevention

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Federal drug regulators on Tuesday affirmed landmark study results showing that a popular HIV-fighting pill can also help healthy people avoid contracting the virus that causes AIDS in the first place.

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Breast Cancer Is Rare In Men, But They Fare Worse

Posted: 05/06/2012 - Men rarely get breast cancer, but those who do often don't survive as long as women, largely because they don't even realize they can get it and are slow to recognize the warning signs, researchers say.

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Lab Results: Salmonella Came From NC Tempeh

Posted: 05/05/2012 - Lab results have confirmed that some packages of unpasteurized soybean tempeh from a North Carolina company were contaminated with salmonella.

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Mammograms At 40 May Be Worth The Risks For Some

Posted: 05/02/2012 - New research suggests that starting breast cancer screening at age 40 might be worthwhile for some women who have a higher-than-average risk of the disease, for example because their mother had cancer.

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ECU Brody School Of Medicine Recognized

Updated: 05/21/2012 - More medical school students from the east are graduating and landing in the family medicine field--than any other medical school in the country.

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