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Need a Ramp in NC? Here are Some Resources to Check Out

Need a Ramp in NC? Here are Some Resources to Check Out

Since publishing a story on a ramp-building program in 2012, North Carolina Health News has received multiple inquiries about how to get a..

August 26, 2016 with 1 Comment
Tax Credits for Ramps, Grab Bars to Help Seniors Stay at Home

Tax Credits for Ramps, Grab Bars to Help Seniors Stay at Home

It can be pretty expensive to create a ramp for disabled access. Some municipalities are making that process easier. By Jenni Bergal..

August 26, 2016 with 0 Comments
Families with Medically Fragile Children Face New Waitlist for Medicaid Services

Families with Medically Fragile Children Face New Waitlist for Medicaid Services

The temporary waitlist begins this week and will extend until federal officials give approval to a new application from North Carolina’s..

August 17, 2016 with 0 Comments
State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

There are more seniors who have no one to look in on them when things go wrong. How should the state respond to them? By Thomas Goldsmith..

August 4, 2016
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
NC Health News Launches Dix History Project

NC Health News Launches Dix History Project

NC Health News staff and writers were on the grounds of the old Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh Saturday collecting stories of people who..

July 25, 2016
Burlington Family Fights On After Son’s Traumatic Brain Injury

Burlington Family Fights On After Son’s Traumatic Brain Injury

The experiences of two families devastated by traumatic brain injury display the limitations of North Carolina’s ability and..

July 18, 2016
A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor’s Trail of Ups and Downs

A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor’s Trail of Ups and Downs

By Thomas Goldsmith Many sudden trips to emergency departments, long stays in myriad hospitals, and countless interactions with health-care..

July 18, 2016
NC Plan to Spend $22.4 Billion, Cut Taxes, Just a Shot Away

NC Plan to Spend $22.4 Billion, Cut Taxes, Just a Shot Away

The budget should be wrapped up by July 1, in time for the new fiscal year’s start. By Rose Hoban With just two more votes to go in..

June 30, 2016
Lawmakers Axe Long-term Care Oversight Panel

Lawmakers Axe Long-term Care Oversight Panel

A bill that popped up late in the legislative session erodes some protections for residents of problematic long-term care facilities. By..

June 30, 2016
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