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Study: Alcohol Use May Lead To Violence Among Partners

According to a new study, alcohol use is more likely than marijuana to lead to violence between partners.

01/28/2014

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Health Benefits For Gay Couples In NC Cut By Blue Cross

(CBS Charlotte) — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina recently cancelled insurance polices which were previously purchased by gay and lesbian couples who opted to purchase a family insurance policy from the company. […]

01/27/2014

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NC Flu Deaths Reach 33 For This Season

State health officials say five more people died last week from flu-related illnesses in North Carolina, bringing the total this season to 33 statewide.

01/23/2014

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11 More Flu Deaths Reported In South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials say 11 additional people died from the flu in the state last week. The Department of Health and Environmental Control said 41 people have died from the […]

01/23/2014

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Blue Cross Gives $3M Gift To Aim For Better NC Food Habits

The foundation backed by North Carolina’s largest health insurer is putting another $3 million into helping more children in child care to eat healthy and exercise.

01/23/2014

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5 More People Die From Flu In NC; Total Now 27

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State health officials say five more people have died from the flu in North Carolina, bringing the state total for the season to 27. An infant who died Monday is not […]

01/16/2014

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Study: Fast Food Not Biggest Issue Behind Rise In Childhood Obesity Rates

Researchers have learned that, despite some claims to the contrary, fast food is not the leading cause of rising childhood obesity rates in America.

01/16/2014

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State Health Officials Report 21st Flu Death In NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State health officials report the death toll from the seasonal flu outbreak has risen to 21, leading to a renewed call for residents across North Carolina to get vaccinated. The N.C. […]

01/09/2014

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

01/09/2014