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Partnership Aids First-time Moms in Hard-hit Robeson County

Partnership Aids First-time Moms in Hard-hit Robeson County

A program targeting first-time mothers and their infants chips away at the poor outcomes for children experienced in Robeson County. By..

December 5, 2016 with 0 Comments
More N.C. Kids Die Before Reaching 17

More N.C. Kids Die Before Reaching 17

For the second year running, North Carolina’s child mortality rate crept upwards. By Rose Hoban Another measurement of child well-being..

November 16, 2016
Advocates Plan Push For Paid Maternity Leave

Advocates Plan Push For Paid Maternity Leave

Recently, several North Carolina municipalities voted to give their workers paid family leave. But there are still few workers in the state..

November 9, 2016
Federal Study: Nurse Midwives Could Fill Rural Maternity-Care Gaps

Federal Study: Nurse Midwives Could Fill Rural Maternity-Care Gaps

A bill in Congress would encourage more providers to practice in rural areas. By Thomas Goldsmith Marieta Rangel, who lives in Dudley, a..

November 7, 2016
NC Infant Mortality Rate Remains Stubbornly High

NC Infant Mortality Rate Remains Stubbornly High

After reaching an historic low rate in 2013, the data show more babies are dying in their first year. By Rose Hoban After years of..

October 21, 2016
Scarcity Of Mental Health Care Means Patients — Especially Kids — Land In ER

Scarcity Of Mental Health Care Means Patients — Especially Kids — Land In ER

Research has shown North Carolina has some of the longest wait times around. By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News On any given day,..

October 19, 2016
Two New NC Counties Take on Paid Parental Leave

Two New NC Counties Take on Paid Parental Leave

Durham adopts the policy, Wake considers adding six to eight weeks of paid leave for county employees. By Thomas Goldsmith Parents who work..

October 11, 2016
Increase in Youth Suicide Prompts Some States to Act

Increase in Youth Suicide Prompts Some States to Act

By MIchael Ollove Stateline When J.D. Goates was 17 and newly graduated from high school, he decided that he had had enough. His thoughts..

October 6, 2016
Youth Suicide: What Parents Should Know

Youth Suicide: What Parents Should Know

Watch for these warning signs, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Editor’s Note: This is the last in a four-part series examining..

October 6, 2016
Youth Suicide: Out of Balance

Youth Suicide: Out of Balance

North Carolina lags the nation in school nurses, psychologists, counselors, and social workers — experts who could help save a child’s..

October 5, 2016
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