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Lawmakers Look to Support People with Traumatic Brain Injury

Lawmakers Look to Support People with Traumatic Brain Injury

People in North Carolina with traumatic brain injury are closer to getting more state funds for treatment. By Rose Hoban Becky and Larry..

December 4, 2014
Clubhouse Offers Support, Lessons in Advocacy for Brain Injured

Clubhouse Offers Support, Lessons in Advocacy for Brain Injured

People with brain injuries find help and fellowship at a program in Raleigh. By Brenda Porter-Rockwell Editor’s Note: Because of the..

October 2, 2014
For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News It’s getting easier for parents of young children with autism to get insurers to cover a..

September 23, 2014
Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

A new breed of counselors are getting trained to help out in the mental health system, and they know the system well. Peer-support..

August 21, 2014
Durham Woman With 3D Printer Makes Artificial Hands at Home

Durham Woman With 3D Printer Makes Artificial Hands at Home

Geeks are helping people with disabilities take the creation of assistive devices into their own hands – literally. Story, photos and..

July 14, 2014
Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80 Percent Unemployment

Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80 Percent Unemployment

A report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness details the difficulties people with mental illnesses have finding and keeping work...

July 11, 2014
House and Senate Still at Odds Over Medicaid Reform, Funding

House and Senate Still at Odds Over Medicaid Reform, Funding

As lawmakers work to hash out a budget, the House and Senate are far apart on how they would deal with Medicaid. By Rose Hoban Members of..

June 20, 2014
Health Care Issues Among Flurry of Last-minute Bills

Health Care Issues Among Flurry of Last-minute Bills

Wednesday’s regulatory and reform committee meeting showed how political maneuvering can get special interests sneaked into an omnibus,..

June 19, 2014
Legislators Reconsider Who’s Eligible for the Death Penalty

Legislators Reconsider Who’s Eligible for the Death Penalty

By Jasmin Singh People with intellectual disabilities who sit on death row may find their sentences commuted to life in prison as North..

June 19, 2014
House HHS Budget Quiets Advocates’ Jangled Nerves

House HHS Budget Quiets Advocates’ Jangled Nerves

After the shock health care officials and advocates received when they saw the Senate budget, the House version presented yesterday was a..

June 11, 2014
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