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Lack of Funds Continues to Limit NC Abortion Clinic Inspections

Lack of Funds Continues to Limit NC Abortion Clinic Inspections

This story first appeared in Carolina Public Press and is published by N.C. Health News through a content-sharing agreement. By Jon..

April 10, 2014 with 3 Comments
Pharmacists Get New Duties, Business With New Law

Pharmacists Get New Duties, Business With New Law

A law enacted by the General Assembly last year allows pharmacists to give more immunizations, creating new business for drug stores. By..

April 9, 2014 with 3 Comments
Coal Waste May Cause Carcinogen Spikes in Drinking Water

Coal Waste May Cause Carcinogen Spikes in Drinking Water

An investigation by North Carolina Health News finds water-quality issues from coal waste in municipalities near a Duke Energy coal plant..

April 7, 2014 with 8 Comments
Most of Paddled Kids Come from One County’s Schools

Most of Paddled Kids Come from One County’s Schools

  While the rates of paddling in schools have decreased dramatically over the past few years, in some places, use of the practice..

April 4, 2014
Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

Commentary: Telepsychiatry Works As Mental Health Services Come to You

In rural parts of North Carolina, the option of seeing a mental health professional via video link is easing access to care. By Mebane Rash..

April 1, 2014
Lawmakers Get Glimpse of Potential Medicaid Budget Shortfall

Lawmakers Get Glimpse of Potential Medicaid Budget Shortfall

After months of waiting, legislators got their first hint of how large the overrun on the health care program could be. They also received..

March 27, 2014
Budget for Child Care, Early Ed Looks Thin for Coming Year

Budget for Child Care, Early Ed Looks Thin for Coming Year

By Rose Hoban In the past three budget years, North Carolina’s various early-childhood education programs – Head Start, NC Pre-K..

March 26, 2014
NC Fracking Risks Uncertain, Given Limited Public Health Research

NC Fracking Risks Uncertain, Given Limited Public Health Research

Many people worry about the potential health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” but there are few studies that..

March 21, 2014
State Agency Denies Politics Played Role in Suspending Asheville Women’s Clinic

State Agency Denies Politics Played Role in Suspending Asheville Women’s Clinic

This story first appeared in Carolina Public Press and is published by N.C. Health News through a content-sharing agreement. By Jon..

March 21, 2014
Obamacare Faces Scrutiny at Legislature

Obamacare Faces Scrutiny at Legislature

The Affordable Care Act took the stage in three different venues at the General Assembly Tuesday, in both supporting-actor and lead roles...

March 19, 2014
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