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December 18, 2014, No comments

2014 has been a big year for big news about Western North Carolina. Looking back, here are highlights of what Carolina Public Press’ investigative reporting unearthed during the past 12 months.

DHHS website on new abortion regs

NC’s proposed new abortion rules released as Asheville clinic is slated to open soon

December 2, 2014, Comments Off

The state's Department of Health and Human Services published the proposed rules, which would expand safety provisions relating to abortion, in respon ...

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State seeks input on NC’s intellectual, developmental disability services

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. ...


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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    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 ...