It’s been less than 2-months since sign up for a new Medicare drug benefit started. Medicare Part D is supposed to provide prescription drugs to the nation’s 43-million elderly and disabled. But there have been some glitches in getting the program started. Rose Hoban reports.
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Health care professionals and volunteers who worked over the weekend hauled out Santa suits and sacks full of presents to try and bring Christmas to kids who spent the holiday in the hospital. Rose Hoban reports.
Thousands of families in North Carolina will be serving turkeys this week that were raised in pastures on small farms across the state. People buying these turkeys say they\’re a more natural alternative to the standard Butterball. But mainstream farmers say those birds may pose a threat to the state’s 2.5 billion dollar a year poultry industry. They say chickens and turkeys raised outside on pastures are at greater risk for contracting bird flu. Small farmers disagree. Rose Hoban reports.
Poultry is the single largest agricultural commodity produced in North Carolina – bigger than tobacco, peanuts or hogs. That’s one of the reasons poultry growers in this state have paid close attention to the slow spread of various avian flu strains in Canada and Asia. Rose Hoban reports on what commercial poultry farmers in North Carolina are doing to keep their birds safe from flu.
Of the thousands of people who’ve gone to the Gulf Coast to help – many say they’re coming home as changed people. This is true of Julie Manly. She’s a Duke Medical Resident worked search and rescue in New Orleans. Rose Hoban reports.