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Healthcare

Camp MedStart gives head start on health jobs

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videoMost high school students check out for the summer and don't think about school until August, but for a selective few, summer is time to plan for the future. Camp MedStart gives students exposure to lectures and hands-on activities from a variety of health careers. Full story...
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House easily approves bill to speed vets' care

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The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation to allow patients facing long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors. Full story...
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Audit: Over 57,000 awaiting initial VA visits

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video The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments. Full story...
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Local veterans react to VA chief's resignation

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videoPresident Obama announced this morning he accepted VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation. Shinseki has been under fire ever since the scandal surrounding the care of veterans at VA facilities surfaced. Now vets in our area are speaking out about issues in the VA that caused serious delays for those needing care. Full story...
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Shinseki resigns amid veterans' health care issues

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videoVeterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid widespread troubles in the VA health care system. President Barack Obama says he accepted the resignation with "considerable regret." Full story...
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Officials: Army hospital chief relieved of command

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Two defense officials say the chief of an Army medical center has been relieved of his command because of problems with patient care. The officials say the commander was replaced Tuesday at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, and three deputies were suspended. Full story...
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Local veterans cite issues with area VA facilities

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videoAs President Obama promises to fix problems with the Department of Veterans Affair, veterans we spoke with in Wilmington said they are certainly concerned about what's happening with the VA. Full story...
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"One Cup of Tea" provides healthcare to more than 50,000 Hondurans

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The first annual "One Cup of Tea" fills the cup of many in need, A fundraiser in support of Saludhondu. 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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McCrory opposes state run health exchange

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he does not think the state is ready to run health exchanges called for in the Affordable Care Act. Full story...
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