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FACT CHECK: Truth vs exaggeration in GOP presidential debate

The 10 Republican presidential hopefuls who took to the stage for their first debate in Cleveland faced a daunting task in distinguishing themselves among a sprawling field of candidates. Along the way, they puffed up their own records in office and public life and veered occasionally from the truth.
NC lawmakers are considering a plan that would require insurance cover autism treatments
4 months ago
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NC autism coverage has broad support, but 1 group left out

A legislative compromise to mandate insurance coverage of autism treatment in North Carolina has the support of several groups and the state's dominant insurer.
Camp MedStart gives head start on health jobs
1 year ago
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Camp MedStart gives head start on health jobs

Most 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.
House easily approves bill to speed vets’ care
1 year ago
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House easily approves bill to speed vets’ care

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.
Audit: Over 57,000 awaiting initial VA visits
1 year ago
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Audit: Over 57,000 awaiting initial VA visits

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.
Local veterans react to VA chief’s resignation
1 year ago
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Local veterans react to VA chief’s resignation

President 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.
Shinseki resigns amid veterans’ health care issues
1 year ago
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Shinseki resigns amid veterans’ health care issues

Veterans 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."
Officials: Army hospital chief relieved of command
1 year ago
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Officials: Army hospital chief relieved of command

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.
Local veterans cite issues with area VA facilities
1 year ago
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Local veterans cite issues with area VA facilities

As 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.
“One Cup of Tea” provides healthcare to more than 50,000 Hondurans
1 year ago
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“One Cup of Tea” provides healthcare to more than 50,000 Hondurans

The first annual "One Cup of Tea" fills the cup of many in need, A fundraiser in support of Saludhondu.