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2nd NC child dies from flu complications

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State health officials say a second child in North Carolina has died of complications from the flu. The state Department of Health and Human Services reported the death on its website Friday. While neither the child's age nor identity have been released, the website reports the victim was between 5 and 17 years old and died last week. Full story...
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NC Medicaid projects running in black this year

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North Carolina's Medicaid office is predicting a small budget surplus this fiscal year despite higher than expected spending in prescription drug use and continued enrollment growth for the state's health insurance program for poor people. Full story...
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26-year-old female polar bear dies at NC Zoo

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Officials at the North Carolina Zoo say Patches, its 26-year-old female polar bear, has died after several weeks of declining health. General curator Ken Reininger and senior veterinarian Dr. J.B. Minter said a necropsy, which is an animal autopsy, showed Patches had an extensive lung mass suggestive of lung cancer. Full story...
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DANCE FOR LIFE: Team Victoria and Daniel

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video Our own Daniel Seamans is competing in the November 22nd "Dance for Life" during the Women of Hope Diamonds and Champagne Hope Ball. A vote for Team Victoria and Daniel will in turn benefit Women of Hope's mission to support women with cancer and their families. Here's a sneak peek at what's in store! Full story...
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Surgeon with Ebola died, Nebraska hospital says

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videoA Nebraska hospital says an Ebola patient being treated in its biocontainment unit has died. Full story...
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