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HPV Vaccination Rate Rises for Teens, Especially Boys

HPV Vaccination Rate Rises for Teens, Especially Boys

By Michael Ollove Stateline The share of teenage boys getting the vaccine to prevent the cancer-causing human papillomavirus climbed..

September 22, 2016 with 0 Comments
Schoolhouse Lead Costs Districts, While State Hangs Back

Schoolhouse Lead Costs Districts, While State Hangs Back

The high profile lead-in-water problem in Flint, Michigan has prompted state lawmakers’ concern over the condition of the water in school..

September 8, 2016
Moms Of Sick Babies Face Critical Needs, Too

Moms Of Sick Babies Face Critical Needs, Too

There’s little research on how mom’s with newborns in the NICU cope. But by all accounts, their needs are being ignored. By..

September 6, 2016
Wayne, Lenoir, Greene Counties Combine Forces to Fight Drug Epidemic

Wayne, Lenoir, Greene Counties Combine Forces to Fight Drug Epidemic

An eastern North Carolina conference gathers agencies from multiple counties to collaborate on helping kids affected by the state’s..

August 28, 2016
Foundation Tackles Questions Faced by Young Cancer Patients

Foundation Tackles Questions Faced by Young Cancer Patients

The Be Loud Sophie! annual music fundraiser aimed at helping teens and young adults with cancer is this weekend. By Thomas Goldsmith Friday..

August 25, 2016
Parents of Disabled Kids Weigh in on Proposed Medicaid Changes

Parents of Disabled Kids Weigh in on Proposed Medicaid Changes

Parents of children with profound physical and developmental disabilities give officials with the Department of Health and Human Services..

July 28, 2016
Senators Crackdown on Dumping Unwanted Children

Senators Crackdown on Dumping Unwanted Children

North Carolina senators want to ban a specific type of child custody: The kind created when parents hand off their children to strangers...

June 29, 2016
Study: North Carolina Minors Have Easy Online Access to E-Cigs

Study: North Carolina Minors Have Easy Online Access to E-Cigs

Despite legislators’ and parents’ efforts, kids have no problem buying electronic cigarettes online. By Bradley Allf Gone are..

June 22, 2016
Report: N.C. Children Are Healthier and Graduating, but Face More Poverty

Report: N.C. Children Are Healthier and Graduating, but Face More Poverty

Children in North Carolina make improvements in health and education, but continue to face significant financial barriers to well-being. By..

June 22, 2016
Ending Solitary for Juveniles, Prison Commissioner Cites Use of Evidence-Based Alternatives

Ending Solitary for Juveniles, Prison Commissioner Cites Use of Evidence-Based Alternatives

By Rose Hoban Juveniles under the age of 18 who are incarcerated in North Carolina prisons will no longer be subjected to solitary..

June 21, 2016
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