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Testing to Prevent Infant Infection Deaths

Testing to Prevent Infant Infection Deaths

Legislators are considering a bill to make testing for immune disorders a mandatory part of North Carolina’s newborn screening process...

May 28, 2015 with 0 Comments
Big Changes for DHHS, Medicaid Leadership

Big Changes for DHHS, Medicaid Leadership

By Rose Hoban A big shuffle is coming to the top of the state’s Medicaid program, Sec. Aldona Wos announced today. The current..

May 22, 2015 with 1 Comment
Abortion Waiting Period Bill Races through House

Abortion Waiting Period Bill Races through House

Legislators trim restrictions from a bill that would extend the waiting period for an abortion from 24 to 72 hours. By Rose Hoban House..

April 23, 2015
Legislators Start to Get Clearer Picture of DHHS Finances

Legislators Start to Get Clearer Picture of DHHS Finances

A report from the state auditor brings more of the financials for the Department of Health and Human Services into focus, but there are no..

April 14, 2015
Steps Forward, Back for NC Children’s Health

Steps Forward, Back for NC Children’s Health

This year’s Child Health Report Card finds improvement in many health indicators, but poverty-related problems impede improvement for..

March 10, 2015
New Mental Health Center to Serve 11 WNC Counties

New Mental Health Center to Serve 11 WNC Counties

Department of Health and Human Services grant funding will be used to provide a 24-hour urgent care and crisis facility for mental health..

March 9, 2015
After Media Attention, Ahoskie Doc Gets Help

After Media Attention, Ahoskie Doc Gets Help

When the state rolled out new software to track Medicaid treatment and payments, some physician practices went months without getting..

February 16, 2015
NC Pregnancy, Abortion Rates Dropping

NC Pregnancy, Abortion Rates Dropping

A look at trends in pregnancies, births and abortions in North Carolina over the past several years. By Rose Hoban Fewer women in North..

February 3, 2015
Emerging Progress on State’s Mental Health Crisis System

Emerging Progress on State’s Mental Health Crisis System

According to advocates and officials at a meeting in Raleigh this week, North Carolina’s network of help for people in mental health..

January 22, 2015
‘Tis the Season … for Flu

‘Tis the Season … for Flu

This year’s flu season is busy, with at least 10 percent of all North Carolina emergency department visits for flu-like symptoms. By..

January 7, 2015
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