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Advocates Push Lawmakers on Public Health Issues

Advocates Push Lawmakers on Public Health Issues

North Carolina’s lawmakers return to Raleigh this week to adjust the budget for the coming fiscal year. We take a look at what health..

April 26, 2016 with 1 Comment
Schools Face Rise in E-Cigarette Use

Schools Face Rise in E-Cigarette Use

A 2015 survey of students at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools shows higher than expected e-cigarette use, as more than a third of students..

April 19, 2016
Lawmakers Look for Ways to Help Foster, Homeless Kids

Lawmakers Look for Ways to Help Foster, Homeless Kids

Thousands of kids in the foster care system founder as they reach adulthood. But there’s movement in the General Assembly to make..

April 7, 2016
Cooper Pitches Stop Rx Abuse Video Contest to Middle-Schoolers

Cooper Pitches Stop Rx Abuse Video Contest to Middle-Schoolers

By Taylor Sisk It was the numbers, said Patrick Deegan, that resonated with him, the number of kids who’ve died from prescription-drug..

March 11, 2016
GSK Grant Will Provide Job Opportunities for Foster Youth

GSK Grant Will Provide Job Opportunities for Foster Youth

By Rose Hoban Five hundred kids aging out of the foster care system in the coming two years will be on the receiving end of some help to..

March 10, 2016
Distant Echoes of Slavery Affect Breast-feeding Attitudes of Black Women

Distant Echoes of Slavery Affect Breast-feeding Attitudes of Black Women

Black women have some of the lowest rates of breast-feeding. One midwife found some surprising reasons why that might be so. By Rose Hoban..

March 3, 2016
Edgecombe Men Work to Become Better Dads

Edgecombe Men Work to Become Better Dads

Instead of going to jail for not paying child support, the local Department of Social Services gives men parenting and job-skills classes,..

February 18, 2016
Child Health Report Card Highlights Old and New Concerns

Child Health Report Card Highlights Old and New Concerns

North Carolina’s children show progress across many health areas, while birth and mental health outcomes worsen. By Liz Schlemmer On many..

February 16, 2016
CDC: Pregnant Women Continue to Light Up

CDC: Pregnant Women Continue to Light Up

By Rose Hoban New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show almost 10 percent of North Carolina women smoked while they..

February 12, 2016
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
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