Stories tagged: "health"


Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Without Access to Health Care, Two of My Employees Died from Preventable Deaths

The owner of a North Carolina childcare center remembers Ms. Kathy and Ms. Brenda, two employees who fell into the state's Medicaid coverage gap.

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NC’s Population Is Getting Older. How Does It Become More Accessible for Elderly People?

A new survey from the state wants tips for making towns, cities, and rural areas “great places for people of all ages.”

Katherine Gibson-Haynes helps distribute infant formula during a baby formula drive on Saturday in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Don’t Water Down Your Baby Formula and Other Crucial Tips for Making It Through the Shortage

Here’s what caused the shortage, what’s being done about it, and what parents can do now.

Most voters are unaware of it, but abortion rights in NC and across the country could be one election away from falling.
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. 

Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue is seen in the Senate chamber in January 2021. Democrats have been pushing Republicans in both chambers to end their blockade of Medicaid expansion for a decade. A new committee signals there is some hope. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina Lawmakers Eye Path to Long-Awaited Medicaid Expansion

A new state legislative committee is raising hopes that North Carolina could expand healthcare options or its Medicaid program this year.

Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday said some local governments in North Carolina can begin easing mask mandates.
Gov. Roy Cooper Urges End to Most North Carolina Mask Mandates

Cooper joins several other Democratic governors who’ve eased COVID restrictions, but many health experts warn it may be too soon.

Gov. Roy Cooper donated blood last month at an American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina facility. (Gov. Cooper’s office)
NC Faces ‘Worst Blood Shortage in Over a Decade.’ Here’s How To Help.

Demand is on the rise, but blood donations in North Carolina have been plunging for nearly a year.