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By the Numbers in North Carolina: Domestic Violence

By the Numbers in North Carolina: Domestic Violence

By Hyun Namkoong 1. What is a domestic violence-related homicide under state law? Under  state law, a homicide is considered domestic..

October 28, 2014 with 0 Comments
A Rural Practice Fights to Stay Solvent

A Rural Practice Fights to Stay Solvent

For one of the only pediatric providers in Hertford County, providing care to an underserved rural population is the dream. But the..

October 21, 2014 with 8 Comments
Infant Mortality Rate Hits Historic Low

Infant Mortality Rate Hits Historic Low

Advocates express satisfaction at the improvement, but warn that efforts need to continue to keep trend continuing. By Rose Hoban Fewer..

October 1, 2014
Fewer NC Kids Smoke, While More Use Nicotine

Fewer NC Kids Smoke, While More Use Nicotine

New statistics show more teens are using devices such as e-cigarettes and hookahs, even as the rate of cigarette smoking drops. By Rose..

September 22, 2014
CEOs Sleep By the Railroad Tracks to Raise Awareness on Childhood Hunger

CEOs Sleep By the Railroad Tracks to Raise Awareness on Childhood Hunger

Local business leaders get a taste of how the other half lives in Durham. By Hyun Namkoong CEOs and business leaders of Triangle companies..

September 11, 2014
Changes to Block Grants in the General Assembly Budget

Changes to Block Grants in the General Assembly Budget

We break down the details of this year’s Health and Human Services block grant funding changes. By Rose Hoban Every year, many..

August 28, 2014
Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Health advocates sigh with relief at the end of the legislative session if their program is fully funded for another year. Or is it? By..

August 7, 2014
Autism Insurance Bill Likely to Die in Session’s Final Days

Autism Insurance Bill Likely to Die in Session’s Final Days

A bill that would allow children with autism to get health insurance coverage for treatment that passed the House over a year ago looks..

July 31, 2014
Health Care Budget Briefs: Epi Pens, Tanning Beds, Raise the Age

Health Care Budget Briefs: Epi Pens, Tanning Beds, Raise the Age

By Jasmin Singh, Hyun Namkoong, Rose Hoban As lawmakers worked behind closed doors this week to put the finishing touches on this year’s..

July 31, 2014
UPDATED: Child Fatality Task Force in the Crosshairs – Again

UPDATED: Child Fatality Task Force in the Crosshairs – Again

An amendment to the technical corrections bill sponsored by Rep. Grier Martin (D-Raleigh) that eliminates the language repealing the Child..

July 25, 2014
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