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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
Kids and Families Swarm Legislature to Ask for Support

Kids and Families Swarm Legislature to Ask for Support

Child and family advocacy day at the state General Assembly brought advocates from near and far to raise concerns about proposed..

June 11, 2014
Advocates for Seniors, Disabled Rail Against Senate Medicaid Cuts

Advocates for Seniors, Disabled Rail Against Senate Medicaid Cuts

The budget passed by the Senate last week would cut funding for Medicaid services that keep people in their homes. Advocates came to the..

June 4, 2014
Falling Through the Crack Between Medicaid and the Marketplace

Falling Through the Crack Between Medicaid and the Marketplace

The budget proposed by the North Carolina Senate would throw the lives of thousands of people with disabilities into turmoil if provisions..

June 4, 2014
N.C.’s Health Status Stagnates, Says CDC

N.C.’s Health Status Stagnates, Says CDC

By Hyun Namkoong How healthy is North Carolina, and how does it compare to the rest of the nation? These are questions the Centers for..

May 14, 2014
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