HEALTH 08/30/2018 05:45 am ET Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand are proposing legislation to fight maternal mortality. By Anna Almendrala Efforts to drive down the rates of maternal mortality in the U.S. tend to focus on how doctors and hospitals can change the way they administer medical care. Yet research shows that things like loving relationships, safe homes and being part of a fair and equitable community also play an important role in whether a woman has a positive experience with pregnancy and giving birth. So experts were heartened by a pair of complementary bills, announced over the past week, that tackle this problem from both sides. The most recent national proposal, a bill from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday, would give money to states and hospitals who need help standardizing their childbirth and postpartum treatment plans to evidence-based best practices, and would help maternal mortality review committees investigate … [Read more...] about What The Rest Of The U.S. Can Learn From A Small North Carolina Maternal Health Program
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POLITICS 09/11/2018 09:59 pm ET Confronted with Hurricane Florence, North Carolina prepares for a state of emergency. By Jenavieve Hatch In 2012, North Carolina legislators passed a bill that barred policymakers and developers from using up-to-date climate science to plan for rising sea levels on the state’s coast. Now Hurricane Florence threatens to cause a devastating storm surge that could put thousands of lives in danger and cost the state billions of dollars worth of damage. The hurricane, which is expected to make landfall on Friday, is shaping up to be one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast. Residents of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and mainland coasts have already been ordered to evacuate. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in both North and South Carolina, and a Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator said that the Category 4 hurricane will likely cause “massive damage to our country.” And the … [Read more...] about 6 Years Ago, North Carolina Chose To Ignore Rising Sea Levels. This Week It Braces For Disaster.
U.S. 2018 Hurricane Season Millions of livestock animals are dead in North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence, with more at risk as further flooding is anticipated. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture reported the deaths by drowning of 3.4 million chickens and turkeys, and 5,500 hogs, reported Associated Press. Many died in farm buildings overcome by flooding as they waited to be taken to market. In a statement, the N.C. Pork Council said in the state 2,100 farms raise about 8.9 million pigs, putting the losses into perspective. The Florence losses are almost double those of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, but around a quarter of those during 1999’s Hurricane Floyd. “Our farmers took extraordinary measures in advance of this storm, including moving thousands of animals out of harm’s way as the hurricane approached,” the council said. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence: Animal Death Toll Reaches Millions in North Carolina
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJack Healy Sept. 20, 2018 IVANHOE, N.C. — As the rivers trapped them inside their blacked-out town, the dwindling families of Ivanhoe collected rain to drink in plastic pitchers and flushed the toilets with buckets of rust-colored hurricane floodwater. They salvaged thawing chicken from their broken freezers and cooked it over wood fires. They handed out headlamps at bedtime so their family members could find the bathroom in the bottomless dark. They sweated through the night and wondered how long they — and their little farming town — could bear all this. It has been a week since Hurricane Florence slugged ashore, and as much of the Carolinas picks its way back home to assess the damage, this town at the confluence of the Black and South Rivers was still filling up with … [Read more...] about Submerged by Florence, North Carolina’s Rural Towns Fight for Attention
Spring Hope, NC, Nov. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere (in Spring Hope, North Carolina), announced today that the company’s CEO, Bruce Perlowin, will be featured as a speaker at The N.E.W. Business of Agriculture event on November 30, 2018, at the Frank L. Eagles Community Business Center in Wilson, North Carolina. Perlowin is scheduled to speak at 9:45 a.m. ET on Friday, November 30, 2018 during “The Growing Business of Industrial Hemp” breakout session. Click here to view the event details and to register. Perlowin is expected to discuss Hemp, Inc.’s mission and offerings with industrial hemp farmers, professionals, innovators, enthusiasts and advocates in the growing North Carolina industrial hemp … [Read more...] about Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin to Speak at The N.E.W. Business of Agriculture Event in North Carolina