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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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Walk to End Lupus Now

Take steps against lupus at the 8th Annual Walk


Celebrate Mother\'s Day

Join 13 local readers for an evening of original


BBQ for Missions

St. John’s Baptist Church Missions

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Buccaneers select NCCU’s Ryan Smith

TAMPA, Fla. – Legendary sports broadcaster Dick Vitale announced North Carolina Central

Impact of parent incarceration on NC children

RALEIGH – More than 179,000 children in North Carolina have been separated from a parent

KYN: Comic book artist creates his own heroes

The funny thing about comic book artist John Marshall is that he didn’t really grow up