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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.


McHenry, Meadows, Foxx vote to repeal Obamacare

February 5, 2015, Comments Off

With less than two weeks remaining in the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, House members from Western North Carolina voted to fully ...

Rita Thompson Swords, 73, was sterilized by the state when she was a 21-year-old unwed mother.  John D. Simmons/Charlotte Observer

Advocates want NC eugenics compensation loophole closed

January 21, 2015, Comments Off

Advocates for North Carolina’s eugenics victims are asking state lawmakers to close what they see as a loophole that may be making victims ineligibl ...


Raleigh Report: WNC senators gain key NCGA leadership jobs

January 20, 2015, Comments Off

And, in case you missed it, the biggest story out of last week’s opening day of the 2015 N.C. General Assembly session was a set of definitive state ...

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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 for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. The Infant Mortality Rate ties 2010 as the lowest ...

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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.