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ED Wait Times Not Budging for Mental Health Patients

ED Wait Times Not Budging for Mental Health Patients

Psychiatric patients languish in hospital emergency rooms all over the state. Will it get better? By Rose Hoban During the first week in..

May 24, 2016 with 1 Comment
Keeping Kids Out of Prison by Intervening Early

Keeping Kids Out of Prison by Intervening Early

A multi-agency program in Western North Carolina offers care to adolescents at the first signs of trouble. By Taylor Sisk Criminal justice..

May 23, 2016 with 0 Comments
No Big Surprises in House HHS Budget

No Big Surprises in House HHS Budget

With Medicaid reform completed, this year’s House Health and Human Services budget lacked some of the drama of prior years. By Rose..

May 19, 2016 with 0 Comments
Docs Able To Check When Prescribing Opioids, But They Don’t

Docs Able To Check When Prescribing Opioids, But They Don’t

Provider use of North Carolina’s Controlled Substances Reporting System could help get substance users away from opioids and into..

May 17, 2016 with 0 Comments
Legislators, Law Enforcement Officers Voice Support for Syringe Exchange

Legislators, Law Enforcement Officers Voice Support for Syringe Exchange

With syringe exchange legislation pending in the General Assembly, law enforcement officers came to Raleigh last week to express their..

May 16, 2016 with 0 Comments
Durham Teens Get Education on Health Advocacy

Durham Teens Get Education on Health Advocacy

Better than just getting a tour of the General Assembly building, one civics class made the building their classroom for a day. By Rose..

May 12, 2016
Stronger Drunk-Driving Restrictions Urged

Stronger Drunk-Driving Restrictions Urged

Stricter restrictions on first-time offenders could save lives, advocates argue. This year, legislators may be listening. By Rose Hoban..

May 11, 2016
Talking Recovery, Reducing Stigma

Talking Recovery, Reducing Stigma

A new crop of advocates tell their stories to legislators, and they find some open ears. By Rose Hoban Jesse Bennett doesn’t remember the..

May 10, 2016
Opioid-Reversal Drug Bill Takes First Step at the NCGA

Opioid-Reversal Drug Bill Takes First Step at the NCGA

The bill would make naloxone available to all of North Carolina’s 10 million citizens. By Rose Hoban Say you suspect your loved one..

May 4, 2016
Orange County Health Officials Punt on E-cigarette Decision

Orange County Health Officials Punt on E-cigarette Decision

At issue was a proposal to ban the devices from restaurants and bars. By Rose Hoban Usually, just a handful of people show up to meetings..

May 3, 2016
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