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WNC Rural Health Symposium Underscores Issues, Offers Solutions

WNC Rural Health Symposium Underscores Issues, Offers Solutions

Health care providers, educators and students gathered in Asheville last week to discuss the region’s health care needs. By Taylor Sisk..

March 30, 2015 with 0 Comments
Wake, Brunswick Volunteers Work to Prevent Home Fires

Wake, Brunswick Volunteers Work to Prevent Home Fires

Volunteers for the Red Cross distributed free fire alarms this weekend in at-risk neighborhoods in Wake and Brunswick counties. By Rose..

March 30, 2015 with 0 Comments
Prom and Sleepovers May be Possible for Foster Kids

Prom and Sleepovers May be Possible for Foster Kids

Advocates for foster children came to the General Assembly in support of two bills that could make life better for those in the system. By..

March 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Act Allows People with Disabilities to be More ABLE

Act Allows People with Disabilities to be More ABLE

A bill filed this week would allow for people with disabilities and their families to save without the fear of losing their other benefits...

March 25, 2015 with 0 Comments
Take that Cigarette Outside, Say Property Managers

Take that Cigarette Outside, Say Property Managers

The Tobacco State makes progress in implementing smoke-free policies in affordable housing units. By Hyun Namkoong Mary London’s..

March 24, 2015 with 0 Comments
New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Vaccination Exemptions

New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Vaccination Exemptions

A bipartisan group of senators wants to tighten the rules around granting exemptions from vaccination. By Rose Hoban In the wake of dozens..

March 20, 2015 with 1 Comment
Lawmakers Want to Make Healthy Eating Easier at Corner Stores

Lawmakers Want to Make Healthy Eating Easier at Corner Stores

A new bill would provide funds to help corner stores get trained and get equipment to carry produce and healthier choices. By Rose Hoban..

March 18, 2015 with 1 Comment
Advocates Try Again To Ban Tanning Bed Use for Teens

Advocates Try Again To Ban Tanning Bed Use for Teens

For the third year running, cancer treatment advocates are floating a bill to ban the use of indoor tanning beds for anyone under 18. By..

March 12, 2015
The Power of Peers to Educate a Community

The Power of Peers to Educate a Community

High school students get the message of healthy habits across to younger children in a successful Dare County program. By Jasmin Singh Lexi..

March 11, 2015
As Flu Season Ends, Health Experts Take Lessons for Next Year

As Flu Season Ends, Health Experts Take Lessons for Next Year

This year’s flu season was worse than anticipated due to changed viruses. Experts now need to predict correctly to prevent that from..

March 4, 2015
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