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Finish Line in Sight for Autism Insurance Bill

Finish Line in Sight for Autism Insurance Bill

After years of frustration, autism advocates are poised to get an insurance bill through the General Assembly. By Rose Hoban After years of..

July 1, 2015 with 0 Comments
Press Release: Shark Victim Update

Press Release: Shark Victim Update

UNC Children’s chief surgeon, Dr. Bill Adamson, shares details about the care and treatment of 12-year-old Kiersten Yow, who was..

June 25, 2015 with 0 Comments
Tobacco-cessation Funds Missing from NCGA Budgets

Tobacco-cessation Funds Missing from NCGA Budgets

Neither the House nor the Senate budget has allocated any funding for youth tobacco-prevention programs. By Rachel Herzog In 2011, North..

June 25, 2015 with 0 Comments
From Clinic to Campground

From Clinic to Campground

Two camps bring kids with chronic illness from the clinic to the woods and water. By Rachel Herzog When you walk down the dirt road through..

June 23, 2015 with 0 Comments
Driver’s Ed Funds Eliminated in Senate Budget

Driver’s Ed Funds Eliminated in Senate Budget

By Rachel Herzog Updated June 21, 2015 North Carolina teens could end up hitting the road with less driving knowledge under their seat..

June 18, 2015
In the Most Frightening of Times, Support that Sustains

In the Most Frightening of Times, Support that Sustains

The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina provides support to families with children with special needs in 29 mostly rural..

June 15, 2015
Eating in the Meantime: Food-justice Advocates Urged to Probe Deeper

Eating in the Meantime: Food-justice Advocates Urged to Probe Deeper

A scholar of cultural studies encourages a gathering of healthy-food advocates to consider the full spectrum of issues that define how we..

June 10, 2015
Gun-safety Debate Accompanies Legislative Push

Gun-safety Debate Accompanies Legislative Push

Lawmakers contemplate loosening some of North Carolina’s gun laws, even as public health experts are seeking ways to reduce gun..

June 9, 2015
Harmful Or Harmless? New Studies Light Up Debate on E-cigarettes

Harmful Or Harmless? New Studies Light Up Debate on E-cigarettes

Even as more people use e-cigarettes, questions arise about their safety and whether they actually do help smokers kick the habit. By..

June 8, 2015
Foster Kids Get Closer to ‘Normal’

Foster Kids Get Closer to ‘Normal’

Legislators are considering a bill that will allow foster caregivers to determine if their foster children can participate in..

June 4, 2015
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