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Wilmington, Chapel Hill firms in line for multimillion-dollar government contract

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videoThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases division has awarded contracts to five companies across the country to form a clinical studies network — and two of them are in our state — Rho Federal Systems in Chapel Hill and PPD Inc. in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC coming up against another food stamp deadline

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North Carolina's health secretary says it will be "extremely difficult" to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month to comply with demands from federal regulators. Full story...
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NC health insurance sign-ups higher than predicted

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The Obama administration says North Carolina's marketplace for subsidized health insurance continues to enroll buyers for private coverage at a steady clip. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Incorporate balancing moves into your workout

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videoWhen you work out, you probably do the three common types of exercise. Maybe you'll do some cardio, then some strength training and finish with stretching. But, there is a fourth one, balancing, that not many people do. If you want to stay mobile your entire life, you'll want to improve your balance. Full story...
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NC dental board considers rule changes

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The North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners could change rules on emergency response and training after a second death linked to "conscious sedation." Full story...
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