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Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk

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video Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. A study finds that people who consume a lot of fried foods and drinks like sweet tea and soda were 41 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who ate that way about once a month. Full story...
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Red Dress Luncheon raises heart health awareness for women

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videoLadies, listen up. The number one killer of women is on the loose, and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation's Red Dress Project looks to bring it to justice. Full story...
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NC Medicaid's management criticized in new audit

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he is withholding judgment on whether the state should expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act until his administration can fix serious mismanagement within the program. Full story...
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Pain clinic agrees to settle HIV complaint

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The US Justice Department is settling a claim against a North Carolina pain clinic that refused to treat a woman because she has AIDS. Full story...
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NC lawmakers acting fast to block Medicaid growth

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North Carolina legislators are moving quickly to block the state from expanding the government health insurance plan for the poor to cover about 650,000 uninsured residents. Full story...
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