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Older women, blacks, receive lower breast cancer treatments
Thursday, April 21, 2016
CHAPEL HILL – The advent of targeted drugs for a specific type of breast cancer – HER2 positive – has dramatically improved survival rates for women with the disease. But a study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveals low rates of use of a targeted drug among
PALUMBO POINTS: Health care for your children
Thursday, April 21, 2016
After a fun spring break, children are now back in school. The confinement and restrictions of the classrooms are restraint factors to which young nervous systems cannot always easily adapt. The efforts to prepare school lessons are, to many children, a further strain upon the nervous system. The effects of schoolwork and confinement, added to slight
NC Medicaid program must comply with court ruling
Thursday, April 14, 2016
CARRBORO – North Carolina's Medicaid program must change some of its policies after a federal district court approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit. In the case, Pettigrew vs. Brajer, attorneys challenged the denials and terminations of Medicaid-funded personal-care services provided to North Carolinians in their homes. The original case was

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Swapping food for community engagement

DURHAM – Bull City Food Swap, organized by Erin Urquhart, is set to make its debut at

A&T coaches rewarded for success

A MEAC tournament championship and NCAA tournament appearance is paying off for N.C. A&T

White House pushes tuition-free community college program

The White House will roll out a $100 million program to strengthen tuition-free community