Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Baby Bootcamp

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

In a room full of men, talk tends to turn to sports, or tools. But this past Saturday morning, the talk among some guys at UNC Hospital was diapers and formula. They were at a workshop for men who are about to become fathers. Rose Hoban reports.

Sleep Study

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Along with death and taxes, there is another thing that we all have in common – sleep. But as many as 40 percent of Americans have a hard time sleeping. For a long time, scientists have not known exactly why we sleep. There is a lot of new research about what causes sleep problems and how to address them. Rose Hoban reports.

What the World Eats

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

A new mouth watering exhibit opens this weekend at the Exploris Museum in Raleigh. A photojournalist and a writer travelled around the world to see what ordinary people consume in one week. The result is a book titled Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. One of the families featured in the book lives in Raleigh. Leoneda Inge reports.

Wake County Mental Health

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Dorothea Dix Hospital in Wake County is slated to close in the next few years. When that happens, area residents who need short term psychiatric care will have to travel close to an hour to the new State psychiatric hospital in Butner. Wake County health officials and advocates for the mentally ill are hoping a local hospital can help fill in the gap. Rose Hoban reports.

Medicare Part D Confusion

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

It’s been three months since senior citizens and the disabled could begin signing-up for the Federal Government’s newest Medicare prescription-drug benefit plans. Medicare Part D was established to help improve access to health care for the country’s most vulnerable citizens. But critics say there are seniors – and even many pharmacists – around the country who are having trouble maneuvering the drug sign-up process. For the elderly who are also poor, Medicare Part D could be a god-send – if only they were enrolled. Leoneda Inge reports: