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NC Department of Health and Human Services

Death toll from flu in NC exceeds 2013-14 total

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State health officials say the death toll from the flu in North Carolina has surpassed the total for all of 2013-14 with word of 15 more deaths last week. Full story...
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NC pays $425,000 to family of man mistaken declared dead

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videoNorth Carolina officials have agreed to pay $425,000 to a man who was mistakenly declared dead and shipped to a morgue in 2005. Full story...
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NC patient tests negative for Ebola

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videoA preliminary test of a patient at Duke University Hospital in Durham has come back negative for Ebola, state officials said this morning. Full story...
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DHHS secretary discusses preparations for Ebola

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North Carolina is working with health care providers to prepare in the event of a case of Ebola being discovered in the state. Full story...
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NC officials report 3 more cases of enterovirus

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videoState health officials report three more cases of enterovirus D68, raising the total number of cases in North Carolina to nine since late September. Full story...
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Vos: System for investigating deaths 'underfunded'

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State Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos says North Carolina's system for investigating suspicious deaths has been "chronically understaffed and underfunded." Full story...
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State officials confirm enterovirus, won't say where

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Six North Carolina children have tested positive for the enterovirus but their locations are not being released to protect identities. Full story...
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3 more die from flu in North Carolina

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At least three more people have died from the flu in North Carolina. State health officials said Thursday that the number of flu-related deaths this season has reached 103. Full story...
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NC Medicaid shortfall estimated from $69M to $140M

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North Carolina officials say they expect a funding shortfall for the state's Medicaid system for this fiscal year. But it doesn't appear at the moment to be as large as last year. Full story...
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NC health agency mapping Medicaid overhaul plan

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Gov. Pat McCrory's health agency is backing away from initial proposals to fix Medicaid costs by hiring a handful of big managed care organizations to run North Carolina's $13 billion health care system. Full story...
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