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New Law Nets Hundreds of Saved Lives

New Law Nets Hundreds of Saved Lives

Changes in the law allowing greater access to naloxone has resulted in people being saved from overdose death. By Rose Hoban More than 200..

December 11, 2014 with 1 Comment
Lawmakers’ Differences on Medicaid Appear in Harsh Light

Lawmakers’ Differences on Medicaid Appear in Harsh Light

Strong words and a vote in the Health and Human Services oversight committee on Tuesday displayed how far apart members of the House and..

December 10, 2014 with 0 Comments
Fast-food Workers Struggle to Pay for Health Insurance and Other Basics

Fast-food Workers Struggle to Pay for Health Insurance and Other Basics

Low-wage employees in Durham protesting Thursday for a $15 minimum wage said one of their biggest concerns is lack of access to health care..

December 5, 2014 with 4 Comments
Lawmakers Look to Support People with Traumatic Brain Injury

Lawmakers Look to Support People with Traumatic Brain Injury

People in North Carolina with traumatic brain injury are closer to getting more state funds for treatment. By Rose Hoban Becky and Larry..

December 4, 2014 with 2 Comments
Medicaid Committee Finds Scant Common Ground Between House and Senate

Medicaid Committee Finds Scant Common Ground Between House and Senate

After months of work, lawmakers present committee recommendations for reforming North Carolina’s Medicaid program. By Rose Hoban..

December 3, 2014
Providers Work to Ease Effects of Abortion Law

Providers Work to Ease Effects of Abortion Law

In-depth interviews with abortion providers around the state show that a 2011 law did not result in significant barriers for patients, but..

November 19, 2014
Risk of Solitary Confinement Doubles for Juveniles Jailed in Adult Prisons

Risk of Solitary Confinement Doubles for Juveniles Jailed in Adult Prisons

Juveniles incarcerated in adult prisons face a host of adverse health impacts. New research presented at the American Public Health..

November 18, 2014
The Cost of Not Wearing a Helmet

The Cost of Not Wearing a Helmet

A UNC-Charlotte researcher presents her findings on motorcycle-helmet safety at this year’s American Public Health Association conference..

November 18, 2014
New State Cancer Plan: Many Goals, Fewer Resources

New State Cancer Plan: Many Goals, Fewer Resources

State health officials rolled out a new cancer prevention and treatment plan for North Carolina last week. But there are still many missing..

November 13, 2014
Triad Healthcare Group Displays Potential, Pitfalls of ACO Model

Triad Healthcare Group Displays Potential, Pitfalls of ACO Model

As North Carolina lawmakers consider requiring Medicaid providers to be part of accountable care organizations, they can look to some of..

November 4, 2014
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