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House easily approves bill to speed vets' care

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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. Full story...
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FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood

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The Food and Drug Administration is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Get your heart pumping to look more pumped up

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videoMany men like to stick to weights when they work out. But, if they don't incorporate cardio, they might not get the results you're looking for. Full story...
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Audit: Over 57,000 awaiting initial VA visits

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video 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. Full story...
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Court rules against homeowners in toxic water case

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The Supreme Court says a group of homeowners in North Carolina can't sue a company that contaminated their drinking water because a state deadline has lapsed. Full story...
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NC, 44 states settle with GlaxoSmithKline

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North Carolina's attorney general says GlaxoSmithKline is paying 45 states $105 million to settle allegations that the company unlawfully marketed drugs. Full story...
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NC Veterans Affairs office opens hotline to improve services

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videoThe North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs has started a tip hotline to help improve services at the state's medical facilities for veterans. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Slimming your hips and thighs

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videoPant styles like skinny jeans don't make it easy to be someone who doesn't have the slimmest lower half. But, there are ways you can shape them to make you still look good in skinny jeans or any other bottoms you'd like to wear. Full story...
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Local veterans react to VA chief's resignation

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videoPresident 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. Full story...
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FDA orders warning for kids on tanning beds

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video The FDA is taking new steps to tackle health risks for young people when it comes to tanning. The federal agency is requiring a warnings on tanning beds, much like cigarettes, for user under the age of 18. Full story...
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