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Flu claims 7 more lives in NC, total reaches 64
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 7:37am.

State health officials say seven more people have died from the flu in North Carolina, bringing the total number of deaths for this season to 64.

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Progress made in backlog of food stamp applications
Submitted by Daniel Seamans on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 7:41pm.

Officials at the state Department Health and Human Services say they have made significant progress in clearing a backlog of food stamp applications ahead of a federal deadline next week.

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Gov. McCrory talks about year ahead
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:34pm.

videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants his second year in office to focus on improving North Carolina's economic climate, supporting public school teachers and making state government more efficient.

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NC DHHS secretary apologizes for privacy breach
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:30pm.

The head of North Carolina's troubled health department is apologizing for sending Medicaid cards for nearly 49,000 children to the wrong recipients, but says her agency is dealing with unprecedented changes as a result of the federal healthcare overhaul.

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NC health agency leaders facing legislators again
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 1:45pm.

General Assembly members are poised to hold another meeting about more troubles within North Carolina's health agency.

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NC warned to fix food stamp applications problems
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 8:39am.

Federal regulators have warned North Carolina's health agency to address problems within its computer system to process food stamp applications or face monetary consequences.

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GOP-led panel: No queries on Medicaid card misfire
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:28pm.

State legislators with responsibility for overseeing state government computer systems are showing little interest in investigating last week's massive privacy breach at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

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State health officials report 21st flu death in NC
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:39pm.

State health officials report the death toll from the seasonal flu outbreak has risen to 21, leading to a renewed call for residents across North Carolina to get vaccinated.

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Embattled DHHS spokesman Diaz resigning for DC job
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:01pm.

The communications director for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is resigning, five days after he provided reporters false information about a serious privacy breach involving Medicaid cards for 49,000 children that were mailed to the wrong addresses.

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DHHS sent nearly 49,000 Medicaid cards for kids to wrong addresses
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 5:28pm.

videoThe North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says it mailed nearly 49,000 new Medicaid cards for children to the wrong people. DHHS says the cards show the child's name, Medicaid identification number, date of birth and primary care physician.

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