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Group Works Up Suggestions to Strengthen Mental Health, Drug Treatment System

Group Works Up Suggestions to Strengthen Mental Health, Drug Treatment System

Months of work by a diverse group of experts is yielding ideas on how to improve state programs. By Rose Hoban A high-level panel of..

January 20, 2016
Medicaid Policy Changing to Get Breastfeeding Help Covered

Medicaid Policy Changing to Get Breastfeeding Help Covered

By Rose Hoban Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things a mother can do for her baby. But for some women, the task doesn’t come..

December 18, 2015
One Little Trim in the State Budget Makes Recreation Tougher for Tens of Thousands

One Little Trim in the State Budget Makes Recreation Tougher for Tens of Thousands

By Rose Hoban At Hanging Rock State Park, there are 60 sites where people can picnic, but only one table can be used by someone in a..

November 11, 2015
Should the Smoking Age Be 21? Some Legislators Say Yes

Should the Smoking Age Be 21? Some Legislators Say Yes

By Jenni Bergal Stateline While a growing number of states have turned their attention to marijuana legalization, another proposal has been..

November 5, 2015
When It Comes to Sex Ed and Teens, Parents Matter

When It Comes to Sex Ed and Teens, Parents Matter

Had “the talk” with your kids yet? A review of the research says it’s time to get started. By Rose Hoban If you are an..

November 4, 2015
Petting Zoos Becoming a Thing of the Past at N.C. State Fair

Petting Zoos Becoming a Thing of the Past at N.C. State Fair

Some folks bemoan the disappearance of an opportunity for kids to interact with farm animals. But there may be just too much risk. By Rose..

October 20, 2015
Many Hospitals Don’t Follow Guidelines for Child Abuse Patients, Study Finds

Many Hospitals Don’t Follow Guidelines for Child Abuse Patients, Study Finds

By Alana Pockros Kaiser Health News About half of young children brought to hospitals with injuries indicating that they have been abused..

October 12, 2015
Advocates Press Anti-Smoking Campaign

Advocates Press Anti-Smoking Campaign

Anti-smoking advocates are making a new push to help people in North Carolina quit. By Rose Hoban Each year, about 14,200 people in North..

October 7, 2015
Study: Flavored Tobacco Popular Among Tobacco-Using Teens

Study: Flavored Tobacco Popular Among Tobacco-Using Teens

By Ariella Monti NC Consumers Council Flavored tobacco seems to have hooked young smokers. According to a Centers for Disease Control and..

October 5, 2015
New Tool Helps Parents Find the Right Child Car Seat

New Tool Helps Parents Find the Right Child Car Seat

By Ariella Monti N.C. Consumers Council The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a tool that will help parents and..

October 2, 2015
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