What Do NC’s Variable Breast Cancer Rates Mean?
It’s no surprise that cancer rates vary by state, for all sorts of reasons. But as it turns out, they can vary within a state, too.
Student Loans: Burden or Breakthrough?
North Carolina is famous in the United States for higher learning. But for a state with such a prestigious reputation, we’ve got a major education problem: our kids aren’t getting enough in life from their college degrees. Why? Debt.
Hurricane Matthew’s Record Damage: The Rising Costs
Hurricane Matthew was downgraded to a Category 2 storm by the time it hit the East Coast on October 8th, but it has had devastating consequences for North Carolina.
Breast Cancer Treatments: Your Right - And You're Right - to Ask Questions
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Across the country you’re seeing pink; pink profile pictures, pink ribbons, pink brands, even pink NFL colors. This is all in support of women and men across the globe affected by the disease. It also serves to raise awareness of those that have suffered and are suffering from this disease.
This Just In: Your Rising Healthcare Costs Are Fueled by the Opioid Epidemic
Opioid abuse and addiction are huge problems nationwide, and as they grow so do the costs of private health insurance. A recent study by FAIR Health found that opioid-related treatment has caused a sharp rise in the cost of health insurance over the last five years.
Are Eden and Miller Brewing Company Really Breaking Up?
The bad news came first: Miller Brewing Company (known as MillerCoors), the third-largest employer in all of Rockingham County, was going to close its doors. It didn’t. Not exactly. But now the company is locked in legal battles that could determine the economic future of the whole county, and definitely of Eden, the small town on the beautiful Dan River that MillerCoors has called home for 38 years. New developments in those cases are happening this second. So Eden’s in quite the lurch.