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Public Health Directors Strategize for Uncertain Future

Public Health Directors Strategize for Uncertain Future

Health reform and now Medicaid reform have changed funding streams for local public health departments. The state’s health directors..

January 27, 2016 with 1 Comment
Health Officials Scramble to Meet Legislative Deadlines

Health Officials Scramble to Meet Legislative Deadlines

Health officials from the state Department of Health and Human Services report that Medicaid is running well, even as they are working to..

January 13, 2016
Sexually Transmitted Infections Creep Up in N.C.

Sexually Transmitted Infections Creep Up in N.C.

By Rose Hoban Sexually transmitted infections are “alive and well” around the world, according to a new analysis from the World Health..

December 16, 2015
Human, Animal Health Experts Work Together on This Year’s Flu Prevention

Human, Animal Health Experts Work Together on This Year’s Flu Prevention

It’s the time of year when public health officials prepare for human flu. But this year’s preparations are complicated by the..

December 11, 2015
Get Ready for Flu Season

Get Ready for Flu Season

Flu might be late this year, but don’t let that make you complacent. By Rose Hoban This year’s flu season seems to be getting a..

December 10, 2015
Proposed Cuts to Mental Health Services Rankle State Officials, Lawmakers, Advocates

Proposed Cuts to Mental Health Services Rankle State Officials, Lawmakers, Advocates

Kannapolis-based Cardinal Innovations has proposed changes to services provided for people with mental health issues and intellectual and..

November 17, 2015
End-of-Session Health Care Wrap-up

End-of-Session Health Care Wrap-up

A lot happened at the end of the legislative session; lots of it was health care related. By Rose Hoban This year, the big health care..

October 1, 2015
Bill’s Provision Would Cut Food Stamps for Thousands

Bill’s Provision Would Cut Food Stamps for Thousands

Language in the recent bill to impose more restrictions on immigrants would also cut food assistance for as many as tens of thousands of..

September 25, 2015
Gambling Wagers Pay Community-Health Dividends for Eastern Band of Cherokee

Gambling Wagers Pay Community-Health Dividends for Eastern Band of Cherokee

The steady growth of casino gambling on the Qualla Boundary has been a boon to the Cherokee health care system. By Taylor Sisk Enter the..

September 21, 2015
Medicaid Plan Sees the Light of Day

Medicaid Plan Sees the Light of Day

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September 18, 2015
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