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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 actuality, there could be hundreds or thousands of children in North Carolina who are unvaccinated — no one knows.

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

January 12, 2015, Comments Off

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

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NC infant mortality rate falls; WNC numbers released

October 1, 2014, Comments Off

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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Youth tobacco survey shows less smoking, more e-cig use among NC teens

September 22, 2014, Comments Off

The 2013 N.C. Youth Tobacco Survey delivers both good and bad news to those working to prevent tobacco use among North Carolina students.

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    Racial disparities persist in WNC infant deaths
    May 29, 2014, Comments Off

    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 ...

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    How the federal shutdown jeopardized child care in WNC
    October 28, 2013, Comments Off

    A look at how Western North Carolina and statewide agencies managing the subsidized child-care program dealt with the recent federal shutdown -- and what parents and officials across the region may face if it happens again.