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State health officials report 21st flu death in NC

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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. Full story...
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Embattled DHHS spokesman Diaz resigning for DC job

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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. Full story...
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DHHS sent nearly 49,000 Medicaid cards for kids to wrong addresses

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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. Full story...
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Duke restricts visitors as NC flu deaths reach 8

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Duke University Health Systems is restricting patient visitors because of the rising number of flu cases even as public health officials say a third person in Guilford County has died from the illness. Full story...
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Three NC deaths blamed on flu

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videoThe NC Department of Health and Human Services says three people have died after being infected with seasonal influenza. The patients were from Eastern North Carolina, the Triad region and the Charlotte area. Full story...
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NC officials say Medicaid billing progress made

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North Carolina health officials say more medical providers are getting the hang of a new Medicaid billing system after its rocky first few months in operation. But not all state lawmakers are convinced the NCTracks system has turned the corner. Full story...
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With shutdown over, state, local services get back on track

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videoNow that the federal government is open again services around the country are getting back on track. In the Cape Fear organizations that had to make cuts during the shutdown are working hard to bring programs back to people in our area. Full story...
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Funding secured to continue WIC program in North Carolina

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North Carolina state government announced Thursday night it will resume issuing benefits to poor women and their children through a federally funded program, two days after announcing the US government shutdown would force their suspension. Full story...
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Complaints roll in about problems with NCTracks

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videoOfficials at the state Department of Health and Human Services issued public statements last summer saying the new computer system for processing Medicaid claims was working great, even as newly released records show complaints were coming from across the state. Full story...
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NC families go hungry as food assistance delayed

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North Carolina's food banks are struggling to serve huge numbers of hungry people as problems with a new state computer system have delayed processing of food stamp applications, often by months. Full story...
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