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18 new flu deaths reported, bringing state’s total to 253 for season

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that North Carolina saw 18 new flu deaths last week, bringing the total to 253 for the season.
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Neighbors frustrated fire off at Bladen County GenX forum

New test results are coming from what experts say. None of them talk about the affects of GenX though. That left many neighbors still concerned as they grow tired of having to live with the faucets turned off.
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NC officials: Flu kills 7 more people, including child

State health officials say another seven people have died from influenza, including a child, bringing the total to 20 for this flu season.

FDA lets recalled food sit on shelves too long, investigators say

Officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the Food and Drug Administration hasn't done enough to get contaminated food off shelves quickly in the past.
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State agencies investigating GenX dumping in Cape Fear River

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is leading a state investigation into reports of an unregulated chemical in the Cape Fear River.
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Health officials report 16 NC flu deaths last week

State health officials say a season-high 16 people died from the flu in North Carolina last week, the third straight week of increases in the number of deaths.

NC lawmakers, federal regulators ask for 60-day hold on ACA suit

North Carolina's legislative leaders and federal regulators have asked a judge to put on hold litigation in which the Republican lawmakers had sued these same regulators and Gov. Roy Cooper's administration over his efforts to expand Medicaid.

Doctor disagrees with calling wells near coal ash dumps safe

New information is casting doubt on a decision by North Carolina health officials to reverse warnings about water from wells near Duke Energy power plants that initially were described as too contaminated to use.

DHHS unveils plan to consolidate mental health networks

North Carolina's eight managed-care networks for treating people with mental health and substance abuse needs and providing services for people with developmental disabilities using public funds are getting further consolidated.

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