Health


COVID relief funding allowed schools to provide meals at no cost to all school children over the last year. (Image via Shutterstock.)
‘We Have to Feed Their Minds’: Why NC School Officials Don’t Want to See a COVID Relief Program End

Schools participating in the federal school lunch program provided meals at no cost for the last year. That will end in June.

Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
With Abortion, Voting Rights At Stake, Here’s What You Need to Know About NC’s US Senate Primary

The race is shaping up to be a battle between Trump and everyone else in North Carolina’s Republican Party. 

Lactation certificate program student Sierra Bizzell, left, demonstrates a technique with a breast model for program director Janiya Mitnaul Williams March 17. The Cone Health Women’s MedCenter clinic serves women from all backgrounds in East Greensboro. (Photo by James Parker/NC A&T University)
NC’s Biggest HBCU Is Boosting Breastfeeding and Survival Rates for Black Babies

NC A&T is leading the effort to swell the ranks of Black lactation consultants, yielding better health outcomes for Black mothers and kids.

Tests for COVID from the federal government get sent right to your home, shortly after you sign up.
Hey NC: Don’t Forget to Order Your Second Batch of Free COVID Tests

Every household can get two sets of at-home tests mailed to them, free of charge. Don’t forget to get yours! 

Most voters are unaware of it, but abortion rights in NC and across the country could be one election away from falling if the US Supreme Court undermines Roe v. Wade this summer.
Why Abortion Rights Could Be One Election Away from a Ban in NC

Most voters have heard little or nothing about a case before the Supreme Court in which the conservative court could overturn Roe v. Wade. 

To address the health risks that many women face after pregnancy, North Carolina is extending Medicaid coverage to a year after a pregnancy.
Been Pregnant or Given Birth in NC? You May Be Eligible for a Year of Health Coverage

Low-income women in North Carolina are now eligible for a year’s worth of Medicaid coverage after a pregnancy or birth.

The Affordable Care Act made sure routine, preventative health visits and care would be covered at no additional cost to insurance holders. Image via Shutterstock.
Thanks, Obama! ACA Turns 12, Improving Health for Millions in NC

Despite coming under attack from Republicans, Obamacare is popular for giving those with pre-existing conditions access to healthcare.