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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 with 0 Comments
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
Enhancing Neonatal Care in Underserved Areas

Enhancing Neonatal Care in Underserved Areas

Doc makes it his mission to bring subspecialists to rural southeastern North Carolina. By Taylor Sisk Fernando Moya, requires little sleep..

June 20, 2016
Patient Advocates Push for Limits on Step-Therapy Prescription Practices

Patient Advocates Push for Limits on Step-Therapy Prescription Practices

By Thomas Goldsmith Patients, doctors and family members affected by the prescription practice called “step therapy” brought..

June 17, 2016
NC Child Welfare System Failing Children, Families, Reports Say

NC Child Welfare System Failing Children, Families, Reports Say

In both governmental and private audits, the state’s system to protect vulnerable children was found wanting. By Rose Hoban The mental..

June 16, 2016
Finding Common Ground Around Rare Diseases

Finding Common Ground Around Rare Diseases

Last summer, North Carolina became the first state in the nation to pass a law creating an advisory council for rare diseases. Now,..

June 8, 2016
Award-winning Goldsboro Child Care Center Spreads Gospel of Healthy Living

Award-winning Goldsboro Child Care Center Spreads Gospel of Healthy Living

Child care centers around the state are trying to stem the growing tide of obesity. By Thomas Goldsmith Alissa Merritt loves it when her 5..

June 7, 2016
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