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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 with 3 Comments
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 with 1 Comment
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 with 0 Comments
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
Lawmakers Call for Action on Reducing Suicides

Lawmakers Call for Action on Reducing Suicides

By Jasmin Singh The North Carolina House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday authorizing legislative staff to study ways to..

July 3, 2014
House and Senate Still at Odds Over Medicaid Reform, Funding

House and Senate Still at Odds Over Medicaid Reform, Funding

As lawmakers work to hash out a budget, the House and Senate are far apart on how they would deal with Medicaid. By Rose Hoban Members of..

June 20, 2014
Racial Disparities Persist in WNC Infant Deaths

Racial Disparities Persist in WNC Infant Deaths

Throughout North Carolina, black infants die at greater rates than white infants, a disparity that persists into the mountainous western..

June 17, 2014
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