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NC Department of Health and Human Services

Jacksonville day care under investigation after sex offender uses its address

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videoLittle Footsteps Child Care, a Jacksonville day care, is under the radar after a homeless sex offender used his brother’s address as his own mailing address. Full story...
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State worker admits stealing more than $17k in Bladen County

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video A former NC Department of Health and Human Services employee avoided jail time by pleading guilty earlier this month to two counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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E. coli at NC county fair like 2011 State Fair bug

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State health officials say the strain of E. coli bacteria that caused a fatal outbreak at the Cleveland County Fair is similar to the bug that sickened two dozen visitors to last year's state fair. Full story...
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Adult care home plan for NC under way

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North Carolina's state health agency is moving ahead with a plan to help move mentally ill residents from adult care homes to affordable housing and less restrictive living conditions. Full story...
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NC Mental Health director dies in bicycle crash

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The head of North Carolina's mental health division has been killed after his bicycle collided with a tractor trailer in Raleigh. Full story...
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NC teen smoking rates reach historic lows

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A survey presented by the state Department of Health and Human Services says the percentage of North Carolina teens who smoke has hit an all-time low. Full story...
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NC disability rights group files federal complaint

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A disability rights group has filed a federal complaint charging that North Carolina children in private psychiatric facilities did not receive proper educational services. Full story...
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NC deadline for personal care services pushed back

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Gov. Bev Perdue's administration says federal Medicaid regulators have given the state an extension until the end of the year to comply fully with new requirements about personal care services. Full story...
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Group home fined, admissions suspended after girl's death on school bus

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video According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Cape Fear Respite Home, where eight-year-old Jamiah Batts lived, was fined $10,000. It's a type-A penalty, and the most severe that can be given Full story...
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NC Medicaid shortfall debated by legislators

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A Republican budget-writer says he doesn't envision large reimbursement rate cuts for doctors or eliminating optional medical services for North Carolina Medicaid patients to help close a projected $140 million shortfall this year. Full story...
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Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits to open in Pender and Wayne Counties

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will provide food assistance in the form of Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits (formerly called food stamps) in the following additional disaster NC counties: Pender and Wayne. Full story...
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