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Residents Urge Stronger Health Protections from Fracking

Residents Urge Stronger Health Protections from Fracking

A wide range of views are expressed at a public hearing on fracking held Friday in Lee County. By Gabe Rivin In a public hearing in Sanford..

August 25, 2014 with 0 Comments
Senate, House Pass Final Coal Ash Bill

Senate, House Pass Final Coal Ash Bill

Legislative leaders say their coal ash legislation will protect the public’s health. But environmentalists argue that it doesn’t do..

August 22, 2014 with 0 Comments
Cancer Care Disparities: Where You Live Matters

Cancer Care Disparities: Where You Live Matters

When it comes to cancer care, where a patient lives makes a difference. But in some instances, distance could be an advantage. By Stephanie..

August 14, 2014
Walking to D.C. to Save Belhaven Hospital

Walking to D.C. to Save Belhaven Hospital

What seemed to be a promising agreement between Vidant Health Systems, the NAACP and the town of Belhaven to keep Vidant Pungo hospital..

July 16, 2014
Hospital Executives Contemplate the Future Envisioned by the NC Senate

Hospital Executives Contemplate the Future Envisioned by the NC Senate

Senate budget writers make deep cuts to hospital reimbursements for providing Medicaid services, something hospital executives argue could..

June 18, 2014
Advocating for Medicaid Expansion at the Legislature

Advocating for Medicaid Expansion at the Legislature

People from rural communities, in particular, worry about what effect not expanding Medicaid will have on access to health care. By Hyun..

June 5, 2014
Environmental Health Advocates Rush to Examine Fracking Bill

Environmental Health Advocates Rush to Examine Fracking Bill

The final version of the bill that would green light hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina is poised for a final vote on Thursday. By Rose..

May 29, 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
Vidant/ Pungo Deal Will Keep Hospital Doors Open Until Summer

Vidant/ Pungo Deal Will Keep Hospital Doors Open Until Summer

By Hyun Namkoong The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and Vidant Health announced on Thursday that they will sign an agreement to keep..

April 4, 2014
Injured Who Lived Near Closed Trauma Centers More Likely To Die

Injured Who Lived Near Closed Trauma Centers More Likely To Die

By Roni Caryn Rabin Kaiser Health News Injured patients who had to travel an average 13 minutes longer to reach a hospital trauma center..

March 24, 2014
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