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Overnight Respite for Caregivers on the Horizon in NC

Overnight Respite for Caregivers on the Horizon in NC

It seems like a little thing, but being able to take a night off from caregiving can make a huge difference. By Thomas Goldsmith For the..

October 30, 2016
Study Points to Risks In NC Wells from Nature, Not Coal Ash

Study Points to Risks In NC Wells from Nature, Not Coal Ash

Duke scientist’s findings about natural origins of hexavalent chromium reveals new concerns about what may be in your well water. By..

October 27, 2016
Schoolhouse Lead Costs Districts, While State Hangs Back

Schoolhouse Lead Costs Districts, While State Hangs Back

The high profile lead-in-water problem in Flint, Michigan has prompted state lawmakers’ concern over the condition of the water in school..

September 8, 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
Families with Medically Fragile Children Face New Waitlist for Medicaid Services

Families with Medically Fragile Children Face New Waitlist for Medicaid Services

The temporary waitlist begins this week and will extend until federal officials give approval to a new application from North Carolina’s..

August 17, 2016
Mental-Health Initiatives Get Once-over from State Community & Family Advisory Council

Mental-Health Initiatives Get Once-over from State Community & Family Advisory Council

By Thomas Goldsmith North Carolinians from Buncombe County to Little Washington, with a stake in the consumer side of mental health care,..

August 16, 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
State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

There are more seniors who have no one to look in on them when things go wrong. How should the state respond to them? By Thomas Goldsmith..

August 4, 2016
Food Banks in NC Shift To Healthy Choices

Food Banks in NC Shift To Healthy Choices

Food banks across the state are making efforts to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables. By Minali Nigam In North Carolina, one in six..

August 3, 2016
Parents of Disabled Kids Weigh in on Proposed Medicaid Changes

Parents of Disabled Kids Weigh in on Proposed Medicaid Changes

Parents of children with profound physical and developmental disabilities give officials with the Department of Health and Human Services..

July 28, 2016
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