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1 In 5 American Kids Rely On Food Stamps

1 In 5 American Kids Rely On Food StampsBefore the housing crash, 1 in 8 received federal food assistance.
  • Nation
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
News

FDA Issues New Requirements To Improve Defibrillator Safety

FDA Issues New Requirements To Improve Defibrillator SafetyThe Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems.
  • News
  • 4 days, 4 hours ago
Nation

Child Swallows SpongeBob SquarePants

Child Swallows SpongeBob SquarePantsDr. Ghofran Ageely, a radiology resident at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, in Jeddah was stunned to find a freckled SpongeBob SquarePants smiling at him through x-rays from a 16-month-old boy's chest.
  • Nation
  • 4 days, 23 hours ago
News

Government To Overhaul Medicare Payments To Doctors, Hospitals

Government To Overhaul Medicare Payments To Doctors, HospitalsThe Obama administration is unveiling what it calls a historic shift in the way Medicare pays hospitals and doctors. The goal is to reward quality care and not just the sheer volume of services like imaging scans.
  • News
  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
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15 More Flu Deaths Reported In NC Bringing Total To 114 For Season

15 More Flu Deaths Reported In NC Bringing Total To 114 For SeasonOf the 114 deaths this season, 91 have involved people age 65 and older.
  • News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Watercooler News

Woman Cured Of Hepatitis C Credits New Drugs

Woman Cured Of Hepatitis C Credits New DrugsKim Bossley is cured of Hepatitis C, thanks to a new drug she took on a clinical trial.
  • Watercooler News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Disneyland Measles Outbreak Continues To Spread

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Continues To SpreadMore than four dozen people in four states have been diagnosed with measles related to Disneyland or the adjacent Disney California Adventure Park
  • News
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

Medics Prep For Ice Skating Injuries At Championships

Medics Prep For Ice Skating Injuries At ChampionshipsDoctors and emergency personnel from Cone Health spent much of Wednesday afternoon at the WFMY News 2 Winterfest training for on-ice medical emergencies.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
News

New Obesity Fighter Approved By FDA

New Obesity Fighter Approved By FDAThe Maestro might control hunger pangs, but it doesn't address the psychology of food addiction.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Officials: Flu Shots Only 23% Effective This Season

Officials: Flu Shots Only 23% Effective This SeasonFlu shots normally prevent 60% to 65% of infections serious enough for people to see a doctor.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

FDA Approves New Implant Device To Treat Obesity

FDA Approves New Implant Device To Treat ObesityA first-of-its-kind implant that curbs the appetite by electrically stimulating stomach nerves was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Device Lets You Hear With Your Tongue

Device Lets You Hear With Your TongueIn a lab at Colorado State University, scientists are working on something extraordinary: a state-of-the-art device that would allow the hearing impaired to process sound through their tongues.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Watercooler News

Colorado Man First Ever To Get A Set Of "Bionic Arms"

Colorado Man First Ever To Get A Set Of "Bionic Arms"A Colorado man has made history after being the first person able to control two artificial limbs at the same time just by thinking it.
  • Watercooler News
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Watercooler News

Pizza Hut To Sell Gluten-Free Pizza

Pizza Hut To Sell Gluten-Free PizzaBeginning Jan. 26, roughly 2,400 of the chain's 6,300 domestic locations will begin selling gluten-free pizzas.
  • Watercooler News
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

NC Woman Battles For The Right To Work While Pregnant

NC Woman Battles For The Right To Work While PregnantThe move eventually forced Jamie Cole to find work elsewhere.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Investigations

Company Recalls All of Its Granny Smith, Gala Apple Shipments

Company Recalls All of Its Granny Smith, Gala Apple ShipmentsHealth officials warned consumers in December to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to the illnesses.
  • Investigations
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Compare Medical Procedure Costs With Blue Cross Online Tool

Compare Medical Procedure Costs With Blue Cross Online ToolBlue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has expanded an online tool that allows people to compare the costs charged by health care providers for hundreds of medical procedures.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Basketball

Greensboro College Basketball Games Postponed Due To TN Flu Outbreak

Greensboro College Basketball Games Postponed Due To TN Flu OutbreakGreensboro College men's and women's basketball game against Maryville College has been postponed due to a flu outbreak in Tennessee.
  • Basketball
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago