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From Raindrop to Tap: Where Your Water Comes From

From Raindrop to Tap: Where Your Water Comes From

In November, we took a look at how our sewage gets processed. Here we examine how water from reservoirs gets treated for drinking. By Gabe..

December 22, 2015
Despite Outreach, Many Uninsured Unaware of Deadlines

Despite Outreach, Many Uninsured Unaware of Deadlines

Even as deadlines pass, people without health insurance are not signing up. By Rose Hoban New data Thursday from the Kaiser Family..

December 18, 2015
More Women Getting Breast Screenings Under Medicaid Expansion

More Women Getting Breast Screenings Under Medicaid Expansion

By Lynne Shallcross Kaiser Health News If you’re a low-income woman, you’re more likely to get screened for breast cancer if you live..

December 8, 2015
‘Do the Math’ When Shopping For a Health Plan this Open Enrollment Season

‘Do the Math’ When Shopping For a Health Plan this Open Enrollment Season

Open enrollment for Obamacare runs through the end of January. Experts say it pays to shop and make sure your current plan hasn’t..

November 12, 2015
N.C. State Researcher Stumbled on VW’s Scam

N.C. State Researcher Stumbled on VW’s Scam

It happened a couple of years ago, and it seemed so improbable … except it wasn’t. By Gabe Rivin When Sarah Uzzell went car..

October 21, 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
Keeping the Mentally Ill Out of Hospitals

Keeping the Mentally Ill Out of Hospitals

  By Christine Vestal Stateline It is a busy Friday afternoon. Staff members check in guests at the front desk. Other employees lead..

May 25, 2015
Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Medical Tax Exemption Gets Restored in House Budget

Republican lawmakers are reconsidering some of the measures passed under tax reform in 2013. By Rose Hoban When Leila Hamilton retired from..

May 19, 2015
NCGA Enacts Prescribing Requirement for ‘Biosimilar’ Drugs

NCGA Enacts Prescribing Requirement for ‘Biosimilar’ Drugs

As a new world of generic drugs beckons, NC lawmakers enact new regulations on how they’re dispensed to patients. By Rose Hoban Patients..

May 14, 2015
UPDATED: Tanning Bed Bill Headed to Governor … Finally

UPDATED: Tanning Bed Bill Headed to Governor … Finally

On Wednesday, members of the Senate approved the measure by a 48-2 vote. It now goes to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature. By Rose Hoban..

May 13, 2015
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