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Breast cancer patients treated longer than necessary

Breast cancer patients treated longer than necessaryBreast cancer patients treated longer than necessary
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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'Time' names 'Ebola Fighters' as Person of the Year

'Time' names 'Ebola Fighters' as Person of the YearTime magazine has named "Ebola Fighters" as its Person of the Year for their "tireless acts of courage and mercy."
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Investigations

Complaints mount over contraceptive device; lawsuits tricky

Complaints mount over contraceptive device; lawsuits trickyThe NBC Charlotte I-team has found complaints are mounting against a common medical device used by three-quarters of a million women for contraception.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Healthy gifts: How to say 'I care' not 'you are fat'

Healthy gifts: How to say 'I care' not 'you are fat'Consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow has heard a lot of bad gift stories. But nothing, she says, strikes her as bad as the one about the woman who got an acne treatment kit from a friend for Christmas.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Three dead in NC after using laced cocaine

Three dead in NC after using laced cocaineChatham County deputies say three people have died and six people sent to the hospital after using cocaine that appeared to be laced with some kind of chemical.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

CHS recognized for quick heart attack response

CHS recognized for quick heart attack responseCarolinas Healthcare Systems has been nationally recognized as a leader in caring for patients who suffer heart attacks. So, what goes into making them one of the best?
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Boy survives after body temp plunges to 55 degrees

Boy survives after body temp plunges to 55 degrees"It's the only case of its kind in the world," says a doctor at a Polish children's hospital. "The child has come back to the world of the living."
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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CDC: Flu virus might have mutated, making vaccine less effective

CDC: Flu virus might have mutated, making vaccine less effectiveAmericans could be in for a rough flu season this year, health officials say.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Health officials say 2 adults die from flu in NC

Health officials say 2 adults die from flu in NCState health officials say two adults have died from the flu in North Carolina, raising the state death toll during the flu season to four.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Couple fights for custody of children after home birth

Couple fights for custody of children after home birthA Washington State couple is fighting the for their children, claiming CPS seized them after a home birth and natural remedies.
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About 100 brains missing from University of Texas

About 100 brains missing from University of TexasAbout 100 brains missing from University of Texas
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Hickory vet tech bitten by rabid dog

Hickory vet tech bitten by rabid dogA vet tech in Hickory was bitten by a rabid dog the day after Thanksgiving, police say.
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Doctor monitored locally for Ebola heads to Calif.

Doctor monitored locally for Ebola heads to Calif.A doctor who was monitored for Ebola here in Charlotte is now headed to California.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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A trick to avoid high prescription costs

A trick to avoid high prescription costsThe NBC Charlotte I-Team has found a way to save you some big bucks at the pharmacy by replacing certain overpriced prescription drugs.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Matthews

Matthews mom thankful a year after losing 4 limbs to flu

Matthews mom thankful a year after losing 4 limbs to fluA Matthews mother of five is marking an incredible anniversary today after losing all four limbs during a life threatening battle with the flu.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Rare condition takes mom's life during childbirth

Rare condition takes mom's life during childbirthThe mother of Declan Jay Bugal died shortly after giving birth to what doctors at the Medical Center of Aurora described as a 7-pound, 4-ounce-miracle.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Survey: SC third worst in nation in combating lung cancer

Survey: SC third worst in nation in combating lung cancerSouth Carolina ranks third worst in the nation for combating lung cancer, a new survey from WalletHub reveals.
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  • 1 month ago
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Family hopeful as baby battles rare condition

Family hopeful as baby battles rare conditionTyler James Hebert, 24, and Teresa Gatica, 21, of Gray, arrived at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center on Tuesday for the birth of their second child, Adalynn Elena Hebert. However, the joyful and much-anticipated day quickly was overtaken by chaos and confusion.
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  • 1 month ago
News

Surgeon with Ebola died, Nebraska hospital says

Surgeon with Ebola died, Nebraska hospital saysSurgeon with Ebola died, Nebraska hospital says
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  • 1 month ago
Politics

Obama: We didn't mislead on health care bill

Obama: We didn't mislead on health care billPresident Obama says he and his administration did not mislead the public on the financing of the health care law, disputing statements by a consultant who said supporters of the bill took advantage of the "stupidity" of American voters.
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Health

Ready to quit smoking? Here's what works best

Ready to quit smoking? Here's what works bestIt's always a good time to quit smoking. But if smoking cessation has a season, it's about to begin.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

More insurers, more plans on federal healthcare exchange

More insurers, more plans on federal healthcare exchangeAverage changes for health plan premiums on the federal insurance exchange vary wildly.
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  • 1 month ago
Life

Family who lost septuplets has hope for the future

Family who lost septuplets has hope for the futureA former Panthers player and his wife were looking to expand their family. It wasn't happening, so they turned to fertility drugs and were stunned when they became pregnant with septuplets.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

Charlotte VA healthcare center offers vets more options

Charlotte VA healthcare center offers vets more optionsThursday was a big day celebrating the new VA healthcare center in Charlotte.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

County hopes state resolves dispute with BCBS

County hopes state resolves dispute with BCBSMecklenburg County leaders are asking state lawmakers to get involved in an ongoing dispute with Blue Cross Blue Shield to get the insurance company to pay MEDIC directly. Right now, the insurance provider pays patients, who are then expected to pay the county's...
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  • 1 month ago
Severe Weather

Ministry Assistance center gears up for Arctic Blast influx

Ministry Assistance center gears up for Arctic Blast influxCharlotte's Crisis Assistance Ministry Center is bringing in extra staff and pulling extra shifts to keep people in warm homes when a wintry blast hits Charlotte Thursday night.
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  • 1 month ago
Local

Duke announces coal ash removal plans across 4 NC sites

Duke announces coal ash removal plans across 4 NC sitesDuke Energy officials announced Thursday that the company has submitted plans to remove coal ash from four North Carolina sites, including the Riverbend Steam Station in Mount Holly.
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  • 1 month ago