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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

01/09/2014

Between 2007 and 2012, food companies reduced their products' calories by the equivalent of around 78 calories per person per day. (Getty Images)

Food Companies Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories

Between 2007 and 2012, food companies reduced their products’ calories by the equivalent of around 78 calories per person per day.

01/09/2014

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49,000 NC Medicaid Cards Mailed To Wrong Addresses

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials said Friday that they had inadvertently disclosed the personal information of tens of thousands of children receiving Medicaid coverage, but were tight-lipped about precisely what caused the […]

01/04/2014

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South Carolina Up To 9 Flu Deaths This Season

South Carolina reported three additional flu deaths the week of Christmas as the number of cases continues to rise.

01/03/2014

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NC Health Officials Warn Of Norovirus Outbreak

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Public health officials in North Carolina are reminding residents about hand washing and other steps to protect themselves after reports of norovirus outbreaks. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/Joo0Ix) that the state […]

12/24/2013

A nurse puts 3D glasses on the face of a surgeon before an operation at the Argenteuil hospital, in a Paris suburb, on July 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Dog Assists Doctors In Monitoring Little Girl During Operation

Doctors at Duke University Medical Center are getting help from an unlikely source in treating a little girl’s rare condition.

12/22/2013

A majority of Americans do not deal with end-of-life issues, with only about a quarter of US adults having completed a living will. JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Majority Of US Adults Make No End-Of-Life Plans

A majority of Americans do not deal with end-of-life issues, with only about a quarter of US adults having completed a living will.

12/15/2013

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CDC: Water At Marine Base Linked To Birth Defects

A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.

12/06/2013

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NC Health Officials Report 3 Adult Deaths From Flu

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State health officials are reporting North Carolina’s first three adult deaths from seasonal influenza. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that the three adults were middle aged […]

12/03/2013