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4:38 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Community Event Examines Mental Health Issues in the Triad

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut and other recent shootings have spurred a panel discussion about mental illness in Winston-Salem.
Credit Mental Health Association Forsyth County

Approximately 54 million people in the US suffer with mental illness. The number one reason for hospital admissions nationwide is psychiatric disorder, according to the Foundation of Hope for the Research and Treatment of Mental Illness

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12:59 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Triad Healthcare Professionals Push for Medicaid Expansion

Administrators of Triad community clinics fear thousands of North Carolina's working poor will fall through the health care cracks.
Credit via Flickr/Jaypeg

It is estimated 500,000 North Carolinians are uninsured. And most rely heavily on community clinics. Today, members of one Triad facility are in Raleigh urging legislators to expand Medicaid coverage. "Last year, we lost $3.5 million," says Brian Ellerby. "So we're at a point where we will have to consider cutting access to the uninsured." Ellerby is CEO at Triad Adult Pediatric Medicine on South Eugene Street in Greensboro. It is a non profit that provides medical care for Guilford County's roughly 94,000 uninsured residents.

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11:24 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Governor Says NC Not Ready for Health Exchanges

Governor Pat McCrory issued a statement this morning, in which he said that, after reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of expanding Medicaid,  he does not think North Carolina is ready to operate the health exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

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3:52 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Winston-Salem Art Show Benefits HIV/AIDS Organization

Credit Hampton House Art and Framing

A Winston-Salem Art gallery is partnering with a local organization to help raise money for Triad residents who have been infected with HIV/AIDS.

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12:24 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

Getting a New Father

StoryLine gives voice to everyday people throughout our community as they share the experiences that shape their lives. It's  a project of the ECHO Network, dedicated to building trusting relationships in our community. 

 In the 1950’s, Lydia Cavanaugh grew up on a farm in Middle Georgia with her brother and sister. At the age of four, her father died.  In this segment of StoryLine, she describes to StoryLine Facilitator Jeffrey Pegram the big surprise the family later received.  

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