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October 2, 2014, Comments Off

The Division of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services will hold a listening session on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Haywood Community College.

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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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Enterovirus D68 confirmed in 6 NC patients

September 23, 2014, Comments Off

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in six patients from North Carolina.

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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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    Asbestos at VA Medical Center
    September 17, 2014, Comments Off

    A News 13 investigation of asbestos at Asheville's VA Medical Center uncovers critical information left out of reports to federal safety inspectors.

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    In rural WNC, van systems form four-wheeled lifelines
    August 14, 2014, Comments Off

    Van systems -- the equivalent of urban public bus systems -- operate throughout rural Western North Carolina counties, taking people to work and the grocery store -- but also to needed medical services in larger cities located even states a ...

  • Rural Scholar Rivers Woodward is now in Asheville for his third and fourth year of medical school with the Asheville campus of UNC School of Medicine. According to MAHEC, there is a shortage of 140 family medicine doctors in Western North Carolina. Photo courtesy of MAHEC
    Rural primary care student program receives $3M endowment
    August 6, 2014, Comments Off

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center announced it has received a $3 million endowment from The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust in support of a program encouraging the best medical students from the UNC School of Medicine to purs ...

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    NC has a final budget proposal. What does it mean for WNC?
    July 31, 2014, Comments Off

    With the North Carolina budget released close to midnight on Wednesday, more details are now known about the direction state lawmakers want to take spending -- including how teacher pay and Medicaid will fare in the coming year.

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    McHenry, Meadows, Foxx vote to sue Obama, pass VA reform
    July 31, 2014, Comments Off

    Three U.S. House members from Western North Carolina, all whom having cast dozens of votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act in recent years, approved a Republican measure Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama over the handling of one of ...