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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 with 0 Comments
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
Lawmakers’ Differences on Medicaid Appear in Harsh Light

Lawmakers’ Differences on Medicaid Appear in Harsh Light

Strong words and a vote in the Health and Human Services oversight committee on Tuesday displayed how far apart members of the House and..

December 10, 2014
With Cadmium in Their Blood, Durham Women At Risk of Lower-Weight Babies

With Cadmium in Their Blood, Durham Women At Risk of Lower-Weight Babies

Researchers have linked cadmium to low birth weights, but they’re not sure why nonsmoking mothers have high blood levels of the heavy..

November 6, 2014
Current Medicaid Reform Debate Has Familiar Look

Current Medicaid Reform Debate Has Familiar Look

As lawmakers consider making changes to the state’s Medicaid program, legislators are staking out familiar positions from the past..

October 24, 2014
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