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Advocates Push for Medicaid Breastfeeding Support Coverage

Advocates Push for Medicaid Breastfeeding Support Coverage

The North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force is pushing for an initiative to have Medicaid cover medical lactation support services. By..

July 18, 2014 with 1 Comment
Durham Woman With 3D Printer Makes Artificial Hands at Home

Durham Woman With 3D Printer Makes Artificial Hands at Home

Geeks are helping people with disabilities take the creation of assistive devices into their own hands – literally. Story, photos and..

July 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
Getting Ready for the Real World

Getting Ready for the Real World

Events like Real World Down East help prepare foster kids for the responsibilities of adulthood and independence. By Hyun Namkoong Sadie..

July 10, 2014 with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Call for Action on Reducing Suicides

Lawmakers Call for Action on Reducing Suicides

By Jasmin Singh The North Carolina House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday authorizing legislative staff to study ways to..

July 3, 2014
Helping Fill the Summer Meal Gap

Helping Fill the Summer Meal Gap

Food banks and hunger-relief organizations are critical to the safety net for people, and especially children, who are affected by food..

June 30, 2014
Legislators Respond to Plea on Hemp Oil Bill

Legislators Respond to Plea on Hemp Oil Bill

A bill to make it possible for the families of children with epilepsy to get an experimental hemp extract is near final passage in the..

June 26, 2014
Senate Budget Targets Healthy Living Programs

Senate Budget Targets Healthy Living Programs

State lawmakers have trimmed budgets for programs such as bike paths, pedestrian enhancements and obesity prevention in recent years. By..

June 25, 2014
Epileptic Children Find Friends in NC House

Epileptic Children Find Friends in NC House

A bill allowing the use of hemp oil for children with severe seizures makes its way through the General Assembly’s House of..

June 20, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Will Have One Nurse in Every School

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Will Have One Nurse in Every School

By Brenda Porter-Rockwell After two years of emails, speeches and bake sales, a group of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools parents will finally..

June 18, 2014
Racial Disparities Persist in WNC Infant Deaths

Racial Disparities Persist in WNC Infant Deaths

Throughout North Carolina, black infants die at greater rates than white infants, a disparity that persists into the mountainous western..

June 17, 2014
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