Health


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‘We Are Not Thought Of’: Lack of Maternal Care Threatens Health of Western N.C. Mothers

The number of expectant moms who receive no prenatal care is on the rise in North Carolina. Lack of access to care in rural areas is a big part of the problem.

Courtney Crudup, 32, of Oxford, N.C., speaks on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, outside the North Carolina Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., at a news conference and vigil highlighting people who have died while lacking health insurance and urging lawmakers to expand Medicaid in the state. The Republican-controlled House and Senate passed separate, bipartisan measures in June that address expansion, but legislators, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and lobbying groups are still trying to hammer out a compromise (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson).
Lawmakers Are Back in Raleigh With Health Care Policy Wish Lists for the Coming Year

As the new legislative session begins, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expect healthy debate about Medicaid expansion, mental health care, abortion and other issues.

October 2022 is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Shutterstock)
The Racism Behind America’s Battle with Breast Cancer

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a wake-up call about the startling racial disparities for people diagnosed with breast cancer.

Demonstrators outside the US Supreme Court, following the court's shift right on abortion rights. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘The Fear Is Real’: Fear and Confusion in North Carolina Over Abortion Access

After the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, a town hall led by U.S. Rep. Alma Adams unpacks the stakes in this year's elections.

President Joe Biden hands the pen he used to sign the Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., watches in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
5 Ways Democrats Have Helped North Carolina Under Biden’s Leadership

The Biden administration and Democrats in Congress have passed an array of bills aiming to improve the U.S. economy and infrastructure, invest in physical and mental health, and combat climate change.

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A Look at How the GOP Candidates for the N.C. Supreme Court Might Vote in Abortion Cases

The North Carolina Supreme Court might be the last stand for abortion rights, and there’s a lot at stake in this fall’s election of two seats that have not attracted much attention from the public. 

In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Rep. Ted Budd, R-NC, answers questions from the media at his election party in Bermuda Run, N.C.  Budd is running for the U.S. Senate this fall. (AP Photo/Woody Marshall, File)
Ted Budd ‘Chose Corporations Over Families’ By Voting Against Climate Change Bill

One of the state's top Democrats tackles U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd's vote against the Inflation Reduction Act, which addresses climate change and healthcare costs.