Sweeping Medicaid reforms in our state will change the way people qualify for benefits and doctors are wondering how they will provide the necessary services to half a million patients who could lose Medicaid coverage.
Legislation that attempts to prevent people from suing North Carolina food manufacturers, sellers and advertisers by claiming their products made them overweight has passed one General Assembly chamber.
Health advocates say a North Carolina Senate bill would repeal hundreds of local and community college rules restricting smoking outdoors.
Doctors say new technology at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville will drastically improve treatment methods for patients with brain disorders.
Data from the year 2011 shows prices for a pacemaker range from $22,000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro to $64,000 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, now named Vidant.
Big changes could be coming that would restrict teens access to health care in our state, unless they have consent from their parents.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield said Friday many customers who buy individual policies will see prices climb by more than 18 percent in 2014, the average increase for small groups. About 10 percent of Blue Cross customers bought their own coverage last year
State officials say thousands of people with medical problems are in danger of losing coverage as the Obama administration winds down one of the earliest programs in the federal health care overhaul.
WITN's Dave Jordan was the emcee Thursday night for the first ever International Taste of Greenville fundraiser for Vidant Children's Hospital, which serves 29 counties in Eastern North Carolina.
The General Assembly has agreed all North Carolina hospitals should be required to assess newborns for heart defects using an inexpensive test.
The Justice Department is appealing a judge's decision lifting all age limits on the Plan B morning-after birth control pill and a cheaper generic.
Health officials in North Carolina say they're now investigating 19 cases of measles in Stokes, Orange and Polk counties.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold five public meetings in the South to hear people's opinions about using genetically modified crops on wildlife refuges as food for migrating waterfowl.
Greenville Police say heroin is replacing crack and cocaine as the popular street drug. Doctors and drug counselors in the east say it's resurgence is directly connected to skyrocketing addiction to prescription pills.
Doctors on Call returned this afternoon to offer free medical advice to the people of Eastern Carolina.
A House bill approved by the Education Committee on Tuesday would require all public, charter and regional schools to keep at least two epinephrine pens on hand to be administered by trained personnel.
Almost three weeks after China reported finding a new strain of bird flu in humans, experts are still stumped by how people are becoming infected because many appear to have had no recent contact with live fowl.
Huffy is recalling a popular tricycle that was sold only at Toys-R-Us stores across the nation.
Abbott Laboratories is recalling its FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meters after finding that they display and store incorrect test results for dangerously high blood sugar levels.
A new study points to pressure on North Carolina workers by illustrating big declines in company-provided health insurance.
A bill signed into law by Governor McCrory will provide limited immunity to underage drinkers who call for help if someone who drank too much needs assistance.
President Barack Obama is proposing cuts to Social Security as an attempt to compromise with Republicans on the budget.
Dynacraft said the toys pose a fall hazard because they can quickly, unexpectedly accelerate.
A bird flu virus never before found in humans has grabbed world attention this week after it infected and killed people in China. Scientists have been scrambling to understand how it happened and, more importantly, whether it poses a risk to public health or could potentially spark a global pandemic.
Pitt County Public Health says it received a complaint Monday that Robbie's Grill and Catering didn't have a health permit.
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