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Lawmakers: We’ll Support Improvements to Medical Examiner System

Lawmakers: We’ll Support Improvements to Medical Examiner System

After years of underfunding and a series of scathing articles about faults in North Carolina’s death reporting system, a legislative..

October 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
State Officials Emphasize Local Ebola Readiness, Training

State Officials Emphasize Local Ebola Readiness, Training

Officials seek to reassure people in North Carolina that they’re prepared to respond if Ebola comes to the state. By Rose Hoban State..

October 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Get a Long Look at Other States’ Medicaid Programs

Lawmakers Get a Long Look at Other States’ Medicaid Programs

As they contemplate reforming and reorganizing North Carolina’s Medicaid program, lawmakers are looking for examples from other..

October 7, 2014 with 7 Comments
Lawmakers Contemplate Overhaul of State Medicaid Department

Lawmakers Contemplate Overhaul of State Medicaid Department

In the first of a series of meetings during this legislative interim, lawmakers started considering a radical overhaul of the program that..

September 25, 2014
Pregnant Women in Durham Test High for Cadmium, Study Finds

Pregnant Women in Durham Test High for Cadmium, Study Finds

The link between cadmium and smoking is clear, but researchers aren’t sure why nonsmokers also test high for the heavy metal. By Gabe..

September 23, 2014
Ebola on the Minds of NC’s Public Health Community

Ebola on the Minds of NC’s Public Health Community

It seems like Ebola is very far away, but public-health experts from North Carolina have been involved with trying to contain the disease...

September 17, 2014
Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Health advocates sigh with relief at the end of the legislative session if their program is fully funded for another year. Or is it? By..

August 7, 2014
Feds, State and County Officials Argue Over Medicaid Application Backlog

Feds, State and County Officials Argue Over Medicaid Application Backlog

Thirteen states, including North Carolina, have received letters from federal officials about their Medicaid application backlogs. The move..

July 15, 2014
What Bites In St. Lucia Doesn’t Stay In St. Lucia

What Bites In St. Lucia Doesn’t Stay In St. Lucia

By Hyun Namkoong Chikungunya virus is as foreign as it sounds, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already confirmed..

July 15, 2014
House, Senate Begin to Come Together on Medicaid

House, Senate Begin to Come Together on Medicaid

After weeks of standoff, Wednesday’s joint budget conference committee meeting results in the two chambers of the state legislature..

July 3, 2014
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