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Coal Ash Well Families Bring Their Frustrations to Raleigh

Coal Ash Well Families Bring Their Frustrations to Raleigh

Two well owners living near coal ash pits who received letters from the state telling them their water is safe joined with Democratic..

May 20, 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
Lawmakers Push for More Disclosure of Hospital Charity Numbers

Lawmakers Push for More Disclosure of Hospital Charity Numbers

A new bill would require more public financial disclosures from hospitals. By Rose Hoban It’s called “community benefit,” the..

May 18, 2016 with 1 Comment
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 with 1 Comment
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 with 0 Comments
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 with 3 Comments
Occupational Therapists Advocate for Patient Choice and Access to Care

Occupational Therapists Advocate for Patient Choice and Access to Care

By Rose Hoban After Justin Richard sustained a spinal cord injury in 2003, he spent three months in a rehabilitation facility, re-learning..

May 9, 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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