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N.C. House Committee Considers Tightening Tanning Salon Rules for Teens

February 19, 2013

A committee in the State House of Representatives in North Carolina is considering whether to prohibit persons younger than 18 years from using tanning salons. A dermatologist spoke on the topic Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 19, to legislators. Currently, children younger than 13 in North Carolina need written prescriptions from their doctors to use tanning salon […]

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FDA Stops Amgen Clinical Trial in Children after Child Death

February 28, 2013

After the death of a young patient participating in a pediatric clinical trial, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shut down the study Feb. 26. Produced by Amgen, the drug Sensipar was being tested in a new trial to evaluate its safety and efficacy in children. It is approved for use in adults. The […]

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NC Trucking Accident Case Highlights Issue of Driver Fatigue

March 11, 2013

A recent case involving a fatal trucking accident in North Carolina brings up the issue of truck driver’s and fatigue. The case involves a Wisconsin truck driver who pleaded guilty to crashing his tractor-trailer into a line of stopped traffic on a North Carolina interstate. Five people were killed in the crash. On Friday, truck […]

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Missed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer is the Top Mistake among Radiologists

December 28, 2012

According to a new study published in the journal Radiology, a missed diagnosis of breast cancer is the leading reason for medical malpractice lawsuits filed against radiologists in the U.S. Researchers from the New Jersey Medical School evaluated the malpractice histories of more than 8,200 radiologists who were all credentialed members of One Call Medical. […]

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Gov. Perdue Frees Up $1M to Keep NC Group Homes Open through Jan. 31

December 18, 2012

Raleigh, N.C. – As of Jan. 1, 2013, patients living in group homes are no longer eligible for Medicaid payments for personal care services such as assistance with eating, bathing or doing daily chores and activities. Changes in federal rules are responsible. State officials said today that they freed up $1 million to allow patients […]

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Family Sues Elementary School for Student Strip-Search

December 13, 2012

The Sampson County N.C. family of a 10-year-old boy who was strip searched a number of months ago is suing the Board of Education, claiming their son’s treatment was unreasonable and constituted an invasion of his privacy. According to Fox News, the search was conducted because another student accused the boy of stealing money. He […]

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Falls Lead Causes of Death among Seniors in NC

September 28, 2012

Falling among seniors according to recent data, is the most common reason for injury death in 69 counties in North Carolina, reported the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). National reports show that a senior person is treated in a hospital emergency department every 17 seconds for injuries caused by falls. In […]

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Agencies Discuss Contaminated Water Found in Wake County

October 25, 2012

Several agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commented on the issue surrounding the contaminated water that has been found in two Wake County neighborhoods during a news conference this morning. Homeowners finally got some answers about the contamination. According to ABC News, dangerous levels of a cancer-causing chemical were found in drinking water […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Some NC Residents Brace Themselves for More Flooding

October 29, 2012

Giant waves and high water rushed up beaches in Pender County along Topsail Beach, N.C. on Sunday. The force of Hurricane Sandy devastated the land, stripping away sand from beaches and knocking down homeowners’ foundations. In other North Carolina storm news, tall ship HMS Bounty had to be abandoned early Monday morning after Hurricane Sandy […]

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Attorney General Roy Cooper Warns of Scams as NC Officials Assess Damage from Sandy

October 31, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Attorney General Roy Cooper warns people to be careful of scams, especially those saying they are collecting money for relief efforts. “The lowest of the low use catastrophes like this to line their own pockets,” Cooper said in a statement. “Don’t let phony charities divert your donations from those […]

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