Category: News & Observer

US Coast Guard searches ice for missing servicemen

December 3rd, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Mitchell Zuckoff, News & Observer, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication

Edward Richardson was just a boy when his father, Coast Guard Radioman Benjamin Bottoms, disappeared…

Numbers at odds in Medicaid expansion debate

February 20th, 2013 in 2013, News & Observer, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, Steve Pizer 0 comments

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Steve Pizer, School of Public Health

Lawmakers are poised to deny health coverage to 500,000 people under a measure making its way through the N.C. General Assembly, but the rationale for the move remains hotly contested…

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“If you are in a state with relatively restrictive Medicaid and relatively high uninsured rates, which is kind of true for North Carolina, … when you expand it you pick up more uninsured people and fewer on private insurance.”

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Concussion deaths have changed N.C. high school football

October 1st, 2012 in 2012, News & Observer, Newsmakers, Robert Cantu, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Cantu, School of Medicine

High school football has changed in North Carolina since two fatal brain injuries shook the sport in August 2008…

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Concussion experts differ on youth sports safety

February 12th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, News & Observer, Newsmakers, Robert Cantu, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Two of the top experts on sports-related concussions disagree on whether children less than 14 years old can safely play collision sports such as football…

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