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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is advising people to not eat or serve certain Jif brand peanut butter products that are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination.

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RALEIGH — Months after a baby formula shortage started, 78,000 pounds of infant formula arrived from Europe Sunday night by military transport plane. It is the first of several flights planned in "Operation Fly Formula" ordered by the Biden administration, but it comes after months of shortages that have led to hoarding, empty shelves, and near panic as parents across the country try to feed their infants. Current data show that North Carolina's formula stock rate is nearly half of the normal level. One can of powdered formula lasts about four days for an average infant feeding schedule.

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PINEHURST –– Pinehurst Medical Clinic and FirstHealth Speciality Services are the first in North Carolina and among the first in the world to use a new, investigational medical technology designed to improve the cough and mucus symptoms of chronic bronchitis.

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In 2020, Kendra Riley and her husband Dave made a life-changing discovery. Not one, but two of their three daughters were diagnosed with an incredibly rare and deadly disease called Metachromatic Leukodystrophy.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is cautioning families about certain infant formula that has been recalled by Abbott for potentially containing a bacteria that can lead to hospitalization in infants. The recall includes powdered formulas Similac, Alimentum, EleCare and EleCare Jr., and they should not be used.

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RALEIGH  — Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a lower dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children in this age group, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend all children 5–11 get the vaccine to protect against serious illness and help keep them healthy. 

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RALEIGH — Advisors to the Food and Drug Administration announced (Friday) the Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) COVID-19 booster shot is safe, effective and recommended for individuals who have been fully vaccinated for at least six months and are: 

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ROCKINGHAM — More than eight months after being granted emergency use authorization, one of the two vaccines currently available in Richmond County has full approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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PINEHURST —  FirstHealth of the Carolinas recently administered its first dose of Cabenuva, a new long-acting injectable treatment for human immunodeficiency virus. 

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ROCKINGHAM — All Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Richmond County have been canceled until further notice after a pause was recommended by federal health officials.

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