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Kamala Harris proposes doubling mental health treatment beds

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling.

Wilmington doctor, medical practice pays $244K to settle civil fraud claims

A Wilmington doctor and his former practice group, Wilmington Health, have agreed to pay more than $244,000 to settle civil claims for improper payments made under the Medicare and Tricare programs, according to the US attorney.

Texas woman declared dead in error, fighting to prove she’s alive

A Texas woman suddenly found out that she didn't have insurance or a bank account. Sherry Ellis wasn't hacked. She was listed as deceased.

Study: ‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study released Monday by a university-based libertarian policy center.

Few teeth: Trump unveils plan to reduce drug prices

After more than a year of bold promises, President Donald Trump is unveiling his plans for reducing drug prices.

Report: North Carolina hospital misdiagnosed more cancer cases

A report on cancer misdiagnoses at a North Carolina hospital says three patients underwent treatments only to learn they didn't have cancer, while another who did have cancer was initially declared cancer-free.

Report: North Carolina hospital misdiagnoses cancer cases

A North Carolina hospital is under review after an investigation showed three patients received unnecessary cancer treatments and a fourth had a cancer diagnosis delayed.

Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an era of $1 trillion-plus federal deficits and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced ledger even after 10 years.

On drug costs, modest steps follow Trump’s big promises

President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates.

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Volunteers, businesses honored for helping after deadly Brunswick County tornado

It's been more than four months since a deadly tornado ripped through southern Brunswick County, and those who helped with the recovery effort are now being recognized.

Brunswick County passes budget for FY 2021-2022

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has approved the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

McCrae Dowless pleads guilty to benefit fraud

According to court documents, Dowless, 65, defrauded the Social Security Administration by concealing his work and income while receiving monthly benefits payments. 

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

The bill puts much of that extra money in a savings reserve and an infrastructure construction fund, and makes deeper tax cuts than Republicans originally pitched.