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Telephone Therapy Helps Older People In Underserved Rural Areas, Study Finds

Telephone Therapy Helps Older People In Underserved Rural Areas, Study Finds

By Lisa Gillespie Kaiser Health News Therapy provided over the phone lowered symptoms of anxiety and depression among older adults in rural..

August 10, 2015
Study: Rural Black Women Suffer Less Depression

Study: Rural Black Women Suffer Less Depression

Southern African-American women who live in rural areas are far less likely to suffer from depression than those living in urban or..

August 7, 2015
From Living on the Margins to Having a Home

From Living on the Margins to Having a Home

Many of the people who live on the street have difficulty coping with multiple medical conditions and end up in the emergency room. Once..

August 3, 2015
Can You Give Homes to the Homeless?

Can You Give Homes to the Homeless?

A program in Charlotte is doing just that … with some impressive results. By Whitney Isenhower Carlotta Mauney was homeless for nine..

July 28, 2015
Diverse Group Works to Prevent Overdose Deaths

Diverse Group Works to Prevent Overdose Deaths

As deaths from narcotic overdose in North Carolina climb, public health officials, activists, police and others are strategizing how to..

July 16, 2015
Using Job Training as a Path to Sobriety

Using Job Training as a Path to Sobriety

Career training programs have been shown to vastly improve a person’s chances of staying clean and sober. By Christine Vestal Stateline..

July 9, 2015
A Place for Recovery

A Place for Recovery

The Healing Place of Wake County offers hope for recovery from addiction through peer interaction. By Taylor Sisk Caleb is a man intent on..

July 6, 2015
Advocates Urge Measures to Prevent Drunk Driving

Advocates Urge Measures to Prevent Drunk Driving

MADD leadership and volunteers gathered at the legislature to push for a law requiring ignition interlock devices for all convicted drunk..

July 1, 2015
Federal Grant Will Help Thousands Recover from Substance Abuse

Federal Grant Will Help Thousands Recover from Substance Abuse

By Rose Hoban More than 4,000 people who are working to recovery from substance abuse disorders will have some extra help, thanks to a $7.8..

June 30, 2015
N.C.’s Injury-related Deaths Slowly Declining

N.C.’s Injury-related Deaths Slowly Declining

North Carolina’s injury rate has fallen, with overdose deaths leading the drop. By Rose Hoban North Carolina is one of only nine states..

June 18, 2015
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