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Blue Cross reveals 2015 health insurance rates

Posted: 10/22/2014 - North Carolina's largest health insurer says rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average next year for buyers of individual Affordable Care Act policies.

Packaging error prompts recall of naproxen pills

Posted: 10/21/2014 - A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions.

Nigeria declared free of Ebola

Updated: 10/20/2014 - The U.N. health agency says the country's containment of the lethal disease is a "spectacular success story."

Join WITN at the Down East Heart Walk this Saturday!

Updated: 12:45 PM - Take steps toward a stronger, healthier life. Join WITN and the American Heart Association at the Down East Heart Walk on Saturday, October 25th to help defeat heart disease and stroke.
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Coast Guard picks up blood sample from cruise ship

Posted: 10/19/2014 - A blood sample taken from a Dallas health care worker who is aboard a cruise ship and being monitored for signs of Ebola was retrieved by the Coast Guard, officials said early Sunday.

First US Ebola victim remembered at North Carolina church

Posted: 10/18/2014 - Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and death as the first victim of the disease in the United States.

Amid assurances on Ebola, Obama is said to seethe

Updated: 10/18/2014 - Beneath the calming reassurance that President Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis, there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response.

Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

Updated: 10/17/2014 - President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis.

Gov. McCrory decries French, Irish cigarette plans

Posted: 10/16/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory argues in letters to the French and Irish governments that farmers and manufacturers in the top tobacco-producing state would be hurt by proposals in those countries to package cigarettes in blank containers.

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