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Free drugs can help prevent repeat heart attacks

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A study finds that offering people free medicines after a heart attack can help cut the chances they will suffer another one. It also saves them about $500 for health care over the next year without raising costs for insurers. Full story...
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Supreme Court will hear health care case this term

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The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, setting up an election-year showdown over the White House's main domestic policy achievement. Full story...
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Animal building ID'd as source of State Fair E. coli cases

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Health and agriculture officials say a building that houses sheep, goats and pigs at the North Carolina State Fair is the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened 27 people. Full story...
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EEE case confirmed in New Hanover County

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The New Hanover County Health Department encourages people to protect themselves from mosquito bites and the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Recent testing in the local sentinel chicken flock confirmed a positive sample of EEE in New Hanover County. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: ADHD patients struggling to fill Adderall prescription

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video Many people with ADHD are having a hard time getting their prescription for Adderall filled. For about a month now, pharmacies have had very little to no supply of the drug. Some patients are turning to desperate measures to get a hold of the pills. Full story...
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Annual NC child health report shows improvements

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A report on the health of North Carolina's children finds the well-being of the state's 2.3 million young people generally has improved in recent years, but concerns remain about poverty, breastfeeding and dental care. Full story...
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FDA plans $600M anti-smoking campaigns

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The Food and Drug Administration is planning to spend $600 million over five years to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco use. Full story...
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Panthers help kids get active

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Fall means football season, but cool weather is not an excuse to stay inside. That's the message from the Carolina Panthers and the National Football League. Full story...
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NC infant mortality rate lowest in state history

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North Carolina's infant mortality rate fell to a historic low last year, thanks in part to a huge reduction in child deaths among black residents. Full story...
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Study: ADHD drugs don't raise heart risks for kids

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Doctors say that Ritalin and similar medicines that millions of children and teens take to curb hyperactivity and boost attention do not raise their risk of serious heart problems. Full story...
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