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Bill Filing Deadline Brings Flurry of Proposed Health Care Legislation

Bill Filing Deadline Brings Flurry of Proposed Health Care Legislation

Senators filed more than 300 bills this week as they bumped up against their filing deadline. By Rose Hoban Everyone has deadlines:..

March 27, 2015 with 1 Comment
Training Parents Pays Off for Burlington Doc

Training Parents Pays Off for Burlington Doc

A North Carolina pediatrician figures out how to spend most of her time counseling parents – and it pays off. By Tom Gasparoli MedPage..

March 27, 2015 with 0 Comments
Prom and Sleepovers May be Possible for Foster Kids

Prom and Sleepovers May be Possible for Foster Kids

Advocates for foster children came to the General Assembly in support of two bills that could make life better for those in the system. By..

March 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Vaccine Exemption Bill Draws Objections

Vaccine Exemption Bill Draws Objections

By Rose Hoban In the wake of legislators filing a new bill that would all but remove religious exemptions from childhood vaccinations for..

March 25, 2015 with 7 Comments
Act Allows People with Disabilities to be More ABLE

Act Allows People with Disabilities to be More ABLE

A bill filed this week would allow for people with disabilities and their families to save without the fear of losing their other benefits...

March 25, 2015 with 0 Comments
New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Vaccination Exemptions

New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Vaccination Exemptions

A bipartisan group of senators wants to tighten the rules around granting exemptions from vaccination. By Rose Hoban In the wake of dozens..

March 20, 2015 with 1 Comment
The Power of Peers to Educate a Community

The Power of Peers to Educate a Community

High school students get the message of healthy habits across to younger children in a successful Dare County program. By Jasmin Singh Lexi..

March 11, 2015
Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist in Teen Pregnancy Rates

Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist in Teen Pregnancy Rates

Although teen pregnancy and birth rates have dropped the past two decades, states still face the reality that black and Latina teens are..

March 10, 2015
Steps Forward, Back for NC Children’s Health

Steps Forward, Back for NC Children’s Health

This year’s Child Health Report Card finds improvement in many health indicators, but poverty-related problems impede improvement for..

March 10, 2015
Catching Emotional and Developmental Problems in Homeless Children

Catching Emotional and Developmental Problems in Homeless Children

A new study shows children experiencing homelessness are at more risk of mental health and developmental problems. By Whitney L.J. Howell..

March 2, 2015
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