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States Looking for More Effective Ways to Encourage Vaccinations

States Looking for More Effective Ways to Encourage Vaccinations

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News When kids start school this fall, it’s a sure bet that some won’t have had their recommended..

August 27, 2015 with 0 Comments
N.C. Medicaid By the Numbers: Where Money Gets Spent

N.C. Medicaid By the Numbers: Where Money Gets Spent

As state lawmakers contemplate reorganizing the state’s Medicaid program, a look at what services and patients drive the costs. By Rose..

August 20, 2015 with 0 Comments
Bad Health Outcomes for Adults Who Don’t Get Help as Teens

Bad Health Outcomes for Adults Who Don’t Get Help as Teens

By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News Young people with health problems left uncared for in adolescence face higher risks of leading..

August 19, 2015 with 0 Comments
Bill Would Require Health Assessments for All New N.C. Public School Kids

Bill Would Require Health Assessments for All New N.C. Public School Kids

The General Assembly has passed a bill requiring health assessments for all kids entering North Carolina public schools. By Rachel Herzog..

August 18, 2015 with 0 Comments
Confronting the Childhood Hunger Amidst the Plenty

Confronting the Childhood Hunger Amidst the Plenty

Members of the Durham community came together last week to brainstorm how to help the hungry children around them. By Rose Hoban There are..

August 4, 2015
Debate Over Fireworks Legalization Lights Up

Debate Over Fireworks Legalization Lights Up

A bill proposed at the N.C. General Assembly could make fireworks legal, but regulated. By Rachel Herzog Next Fourth of July, North..

July 29, 2015
Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

The ABLE Act will allow for savings that would not affect eligibility for Medicaid or other benefits. By Rose Hoban Thomas Beckmann was..

July 22, 2015
Report: N.C. Kids Poorer, But Do Better in Health and School

Report: N.C. Kids Poorer, But Do Better in Health and School

While the health and educational status of North Carolina kids has improved, their economic well-being has gotten worse. By Rachel Herzog..

July 22, 2015
Advocates Call for Medicaid Expansion, But the Politics Look Unlikely

Advocates Call for Medicaid Expansion, But the Politics Look Unlikely

Across the U.S., Republican governors and legislatures are embracing an expansion of the health care program for the poor, disabled and..

July 20, 2015
Bill Would Allow for Peewee ATV Operators

Bill Would Allow for Peewee ATV Operators

Legislators are considering a provision that would allow 6-year-olds to operate certain all-terrain vehicles. By Rachel Herzog In North..

July 16, 2015
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