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NC isn't set on Medicaid changes in US health law

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While other Southern states already have drawn the line on the federal health care overhaul, North Carolina doesn't seem quite settled on whether to commit to insuring hundreds of thousands more people starting in 2014. Full story...
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Man dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in water near state line

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video A Robeson County man is dead after being exposed to a flesh eating bacteria while fishing near the state line. Doctors say Charles Curtis Hardin, 56, of Fairmont, died last week after they amputated his leg in an attempt to save his life. Full story...
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12th rabies case this year confirmed in New Hanover

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A raccoon from New Hanover County tested positive for rabies, making it the 12th case this year. Full story...
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Concussions a growing concern on national and local fields

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video It's no secret that football is a tough sport. As the season kicks off, we spoke with players, coaches and trainers on the sidelines about concussions and safety. This is a big topic on the national gridiron right now as the NFL is under scrutiny for medical issues associated with concussions. Full story...
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Pro-baseball group hosts t-shirt fundraiser to benefit Pink Ribbon Project

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Port City Baseball, the grassroots group working to bring awareness to the benefits minor league baseball could bring to Wilmington, is selling t-shirts to promote their message and support the Pink Ribbon Project. Full story...
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Film about Lejeune water to be shown in Raleigh

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The award-winning documentary about the toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune is getting a showing in Raleigh that includes a tribute to the Bladen County man who led the fight to disclose information about the contamination. Full story...
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'Horrific death' at adult home results in violations

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video On June 23, 84-year old Nanette Galbraith was found dead in her room at the Commons at Brightmore, a Wilmington adult home facility. In response, the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation responded with an investigation into the center. The family's attorney says the report’s findings were shocking. Full story...
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Health officials warn of pertussis outbreak

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video The CDC says an outbreak of whooping cough is sweeping the country, and it may be closer than you think. The highly contagious disease has infected 17,000 people nationwide already this year and has the potential to kill. Full story...
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New standards will change restaurant health scoring

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video Health inspectors in North Carolina will soon have a new menu to grade restaurant cleanliness. Lawmakers recently approved an overhaul of the 35-year-old guidelines, but some of the changes have many business owners upset. Full story...
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House to vote on care for those sickened by water

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A North Carolina congressman is speaking in support of a bill that provides medical care for Camp Lejeune Marines and their relatives who could have been sickened by drinking water contaminated with toxins linked to cancers and organ damage. Full story...
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