All posts in Children in WNC

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July 21, 2015, No comments

The number of children in North Carolina living in poverty has increased by 25 percent since 2008, according to a report to be released Tuesday, even as the nation recovered from the recession.

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NC home-schooled children get free pass on vaccination requirements

February 6, 2015, 1 Comment

With a 14-state measles outbreak shining a spotlight on immunization safeguards, North Carolina is earning praise for its accomplishments. In actualit ...


Asheville, Robbinsville child-care facilities earn ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ designations

January 12, 2015, No comments

The N.C. Division of Public Health launched its first North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designations recently, awarding the distinction ...


NC infant mortality rate falls; WNC numbers released

October 1, 2014, No comments

The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate ...

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    Racial disparities persist in WNC infant deaths
    May 29, 2014, No comments

    In NC, African-American babies are dying before their first birthday at about two-and-a-half times the rate of white babies. The numbers are only slightly better in Buncombe County, with African-American infants twice as likely to die befor ...