Neither politics nor changes to state health regulations influenced either the timing of the recent survey of FemCare or the loss of the Asheville abortion clinic’s medical license, according to statements from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
After the head of the state Department of Health and Human Services spoke for nearly an hour about plans to overhaul Medicaid, local providers say details and questions about the future of the program remain unknown and unanswered. (Photo of DHHS Secretary Alonda Wos by Caitlin Byrd)
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released a health assessment today of the area surrounding the contaminated former CTS of Asheville site. The study declares that there is no elevated rates of cancer in a 1-mile radius, and little risk of contamination spreading, but also declares that new harmful substances such as lead have been found in the area.