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RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 156 extending, but not waiving, proof-of-immunization and health assessment documentation deadlines for school and child-care facilities. With health care visits limited in some cases due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the order will give students and families more time to get their required vaccines and health assessments completed. 

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ELLERBE — Amy Berry considers herself lucky because she hasn’t visited doctors too often in her life. 

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PINEHURST — On July 2, 2020, a team of heart specialists from the Valve Clinic at FirstHealth’s Reid Heart Center successfully performed the region’s first transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) with MitraClip therapy, a minimally invasive procedure to treat mitral valve regurgitation, also known as a leaking heart valve.

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RALEIGH — Brandon has three little girls, no job, and no health insurance.

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ROCKINGHAM — As new COVID-19 case numbers continue to bob up and down each day in Richmond County, one local housing authority is offering free testing.

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CHERAW, S.C. — Diabetes is a health condition that affects how the body turns food into energy. Most of the food one eats breaks down into sugar, also known as glucose, and then it is released into the bloodstream. As the blood sugar elevates, the pancreas releases insulin. Insulin allows the blood sugar into the body’s cells to use as energy.

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RALEIGH — Every North Carolina student, from kindergarteners to post-graduates, will have new health and safety rules to follow this fall.

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RALEIGH — The COVID-19 shutdowns have ravaged rural health care.

Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration froze elective surgeries to prepare for an onslaught of coronavirus patients and at the same time destroyed a major revenue source for hospitals.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today issued a Request For Proposals for an initiative that will send up to 250 Community Health Workers to historically underserved areas with high COVID-19 caseloads.

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WILMINGTON — Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear has received a $350,000, two-year-and-four-month grant from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health-Women’s Health Branch to improve (reduce) maternal morbidity and mortality rates in Perinatal Care Region V.

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