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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Quesos La Ricura LTD. Recalls Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) Because of Possible Health Risk


Quesos La Ricura LTD. of Hicksville, NY, is recalling 12 oz. packages of Cotija Cheese (Queso Cotija) because it may be contaminated with Shiga toxin producing E. coli bacteria (Shiga toxin producing E. coli).

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

10th Anniversary of NC's Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars

10 years of smoke free restaurants, testimonial

January 2, 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of North Carolina's smoke-free restaurants & bars law. This landmark legislation is unique among Southern states and continues to protect workers, patrons and families from the health hazards of secondhand smoke.

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Medicaid Beneficiary Notice

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On November 19, 2019, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the suspension of Medicaid Managed Care that was scheduled to go live February 1, 2020 until further notice.

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Implementation of Medicaid Transformation Suspended


Legislators adjourn without taking actions required for Medicaid Managed Care; DHHS suspends implementation of Managed Care

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Lung Injury Cases Related to Vaping Increase; E-cigarette Use on the Rise

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The number of North Carolina cases of severe lung injury associated with e-cigarette use or vaping continues to rise with 61 cases in people ranging in age from 13 to 72.

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Child Fatality Task Force Examines Child Death Data with Historic Low Rate*

On Monday, November 4th the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force (Task Force) will examine newly released child death data for 2018 showing a total rate that is a historic low for the state.

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