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NC congresswoman tackles maternal health disparities
Friday, May 29, 2020
During a press conference on April 16, 12th District Congresswoman Alma Adams held up a picture of Kira Johnson, a woman she’d never met but whose tragic death compelled her to act. Johnson, 39, was in exceptional health and had the best prenatal care. In 2016, she had a planned cesarean section for her second child at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los
 
NC deploys natural disaster hotline during pandemic
Thursday, May 28, 2020
RALEIGH – Many North Carolinians find themselves feeling grief, anxiety or depression these days, and experts say mental health issues from the coronavirus pandemic are not unlike those seen during natural disasters. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in 2018, Kody Kingsley, deputy secretary for behavioral health and intellectual and
 
Reduce your risk of another heart attack or stroke
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
After a heart attack or stroke, as many as 1 in 4 survivors will have another one. However, lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to manage your health may minimize the risk of a repeat event. Sticking to secondary prevention routines – by eating healthy, being active and taking medications as prescribed – is important as cases
 

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