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Impending Ban on Herbal Painkiller Could Hamper Research

Impending Ban on Herbal Painkiller Could Hamper Research

An FDA ban on kratom is scheduled to take effect on Friday. By Rebecca Smith Side Effects Public Media As of midnight September 30, a..

September 29, 2016 with 0 Comments
To Make Better Policy, States Seek Better Death Certificates

To Make Better Policy, States Seek Better Death Certificates

States often struggle to understand what causes deaths in their residents because essential data is missing. By Michael Ollove Stateline..

September 2, 2016
New Cherry Hospital Makes Its Debut, Three Years Late

New Cherry Hospital Makes Its Debut, Three Years Late

The state’s newest psychiatric facility was plagued by delays. Now that it’s open, will there be fewer people in the state’s..

August 31, 2016
Tax Credits for Ramps, Grab Bars to Help Seniors Stay at Home

Tax Credits for Ramps, Grab Bars to Help Seniors Stay at Home

It can be pretty expensive to create a ramp for disabled access. Some municipalities are making that process easier. By Jenni Bergal..

August 26, 2016
Obamacare Marketplace Shakeout Rocks Arizona, Southeast

Obamacare Marketplace Shakeout Rocks Arizona, Southeast

North Carolina is one of the states where Aetna’s pullout means there are fewer insurers for consumers to choose from. By Phil..

August 22, 2016
Davies: State Public Health Workers Lack Confidence in Health Director

Davies: State Public Health Workers Lack Confidence in Health Director

Former State Epidemiologist Megan Davies recounts how workers in the Division of Public Health told her they felt betrayed by the person..

August 19, 2016
Epidemiologist Resignation Points to Bigger Problem in State Departments

Epidemiologist Resignation Points to Bigger Problem in State Departments

Events leading up to the resignation of Megan Davies reveal how her former state department has become politicized. By Rose Hoban Timeline..

August 12, 2016
Sparks Flew Early Over Well-Water Letters

Sparks Flew Early Over Well-Water Letters

Toxicologist’s deposition reveals disagreements within state agencies over how risks were described to well owners living near Duke..

August 5, 2016
States Attack a Severe Doctor Shortage

States Attack a Severe Doctor Shortage

By Michael Ollove Stateline Earlier this month, dignitaries gathered at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to cut the ribbon on a new..

July 26, 2016
NC Health News Launches Dix History Project

NC Health News Launches Dix History Project

NC Health News staff and writers were on the grounds of the old Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh Saturday collecting stories of people who..

July 25, 2016
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