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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.
  • Life
  • 2 weeks 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.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks 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...
  • Health
  • 2 weeks 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.
  • Severe Weather
  • 2 weeks 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.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Lab service company combats drug abuse

Lab service company combats drug abusePrescription drug abuse continues to be a growing problem in our area, but a local lab service company is helping doctors here to put a stop to the trend.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Ebola

Kannapolis family part of Ebola settlement

Kannapolis family part of Ebola settlementFamily members of the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on American soil have reached a legal settlement with the hospital where he died.
  • Ebola
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Life

Plus size? Calvin Klein uses size 10 model in new ad campaign

Plus size? Calvin Klein uses size 10 model in new ad campaignShe's not a size 0, but is she plus-size?
  • Life
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Buddy Check: The emotional battle of breast cancer

Buddy Check: The emotional battle of breast cancerBuddy Check: The emotional battle of breast cancer
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Buddy Check

Employee mammogram day saved this woman's life

Employee mammogram day saved this woman's lifeBeing in her 40s, Maurine Kendall was having routine mammograms, but then life just sort of got in the way.
  • Buddy Check
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Catawba County euthanizes 87 cats due to disease outbreak

Catawba County euthanizes 87 cats due to disease outbreakMore than 80 cats were euthanized at the Catawba County Animal Shelter over the last few days after a potential outbreak of a deadly feline disease.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Florida woman survives 45 minutes with no pulse

Florida woman survives 45 minutes with no pulseA south Florida mother is home and tending her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine cesarean section.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

How will the VA overhaul affect the Charlotte area?

How will the VA overhaul affect the Charlotte area?Some veterans told us months ago that they haven't had problems with long waits. But Oliver, who's trying to receive full disability benefits, feels differently. For him, help can't come fast enough.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Ebola

2 more weeks of quarantine for SIM doctor in Charlotte

2 more weeks of quarantine for SIM doctor in CharlotteA doctor with Charlotte-based SIM is under mandatory quarantine and being monitored for Ebola even though health officials say the man has no symptoms of the deadly virus.
  • Ebola
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Toddler almost dies from nearly unheard-of allergy

Toddler almost dies from nearly unheard-of allergyA two-and-a-half-year-old Pennsylvania girl did something unremarkable while at a Walmart—and it almost killed her.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

HealthCare.gov opens for insurance plan shoppers

HealthCare.gov opens for insurance plan shoppersHealthCare.gov opens for insurance plan shoppers
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Charlotte doctor use nighttime lenses to correct vision

Charlotte doctor use nighttime lenses to correct visionImagine a world where you don't have to deal with wearing glasses, or daytime contacts for your eyes.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Ebola

Dr. Brantly sends off Ebola supply plane at CLT

Dr. Brantly sends off Ebola supply plane at CLTA 757 sits near a hanger at Charlotte Douglas International Airport with workers busy using forklifts to load more than a dozen pallets into its hull.
  • Ebola
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Ebola

Two patients being monitored for Ebola in Greensboro

Two patients being monitored for Ebola in GreensboroTwo people in Guilford County are being monitored for Ebola, according to the Guilford County Department of Public Health.
  • Ebola
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Ebola

NC man awaits results of second Ebola test

NC man awaits results of second Ebola testA North Carolina man who has already tested negative once for Ebola could be going home by Wednesday if a second test confirms he is okay.
  • Ebola
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Ebola

In Liberian slum, Ebola quarantine magnifies misery

In Liberian slum, Ebola quarantine magnifies miseryEmily Abaleo, 38, sits on a narrow bench, squashed between her snoring son and two younger daughters who pass the time by elbowing one another in this city's West Point slum. She recalls better times there, before a deadly virus hit, before a quarantine to stop it...
  • Ebola
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Sleep: Why it matters and 7 ways to get more

Sleep: Why it matters and 7 ways to get moreWish you could get a good night's sleep? You're not alone.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

38K BCBSNC customers received incorrect premium notices

38K BCBSNC customers received incorrect premium noticesYou may have gotten a case of sticker-shock when you opened your latest premium notice from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
  • Health
  • 4 weeks ago
Consumer

Publix recalls 31K lbs of chicken for food poisoning risk

Publix recalls 31K lbs of chicken for food poisoning riskPublix grocery stores are recalling over 31,000 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken sold at stores nationwide.
  • Consumer
  • 4 weeks ago
Health

UNC-CH bans student travel to 3 places over Ebola

UNC-CH bans student travel to 3 places over EbolaOfficials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are banning students from traveling to three countries because of concerns about Ebola.
  • Health
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

SC opts not to quarantine healthcare workers

SC opts not to quarantine healthcare workersAt least three states have issued mandatory 21-day quarantines for health care workers returning from West Africa after caring for patients with Ebola to prevent them from spreading the virus whether or not they show signs of the deadly disease.
  • Health
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

NBC Charlotte launches Buddy Check

NBC Charlotte launches Buddy CheckNBC Charlotte and Novant Health have teamed up to encourage you to practice breast self-awareness.
  • Health
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago