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Mapped Data Offers Insights about Water Quality and Birth Defects

Mapped Data Offers Insights about Water Quality and Birth Defects

Aggregated data about metals in North Carolina’s well water indicate some disturbing connections between birth defects and well water..

November 24, 2014 with 1 Comment
Risk of Solitary Confinement Doubles for Juveniles Jailed in Adult Prisons

Risk of Solitary Confinement Doubles for Juveniles Jailed in Adult Prisons

Juveniles incarcerated in adult prisons face a host of adverse health impacts. New research presented at the American Public Health..

November 18, 2014 with 0 Comments
Launching Kids into Social and Emotional Health

Launching Kids into Social and Emotional Health

Project Launch fosters and supports the social, emotional and behavioral well-being of young children in Alamance County. By Hyun Namkoong..

November 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Not Too Early or Too Late, Potty Training Timing Needs to Be Just Right

Not Too Early or Too Late, Potty Training Timing Needs to Be Just Right

New research on the timing of potty training shows problems for pushing children too soon or waiting too long. By Whitney L.J. Howell The..

November 12, 2014
With Cadmium in Their Blood, Durham Women At Risk of Lower-Weight Babies

With Cadmium in Their Blood, Durham Women At Risk of Lower-Weight Babies

Researchers have linked cadmium to low birth weights, but they’re not sure why nonsmoking mothers have high blood levels of the heavy..

November 6, 2014
By the Numbers in North Carolina: Domestic Violence

By the Numbers in North Carolina: Domestic Violence

By Hyun Namkoong 1. What is a domestic violence-related homicide under state law? Under  state law, a homicide is considered domestic..

October 28, 2014
A Rural Practice Fights to Stay Solvent

A Rural Practice Fights to Stay Solvent

For one of the only pediatric providers in Hertford County, providing care to an underserved rural population is the dream. But the..

October 21, 2014
Infant Mortality Rate Hits Historic Low

Infant Mortality Rate Hits Historic Low

Advocates express satisfaction at the improvement, but warn that efforts need to continue to keep trend continuing. By Rose Hoban Fewer..

October 1, 2014
Fewer NC Kids Smoke, While More Use Nicotine

Fewer NC Kids Smoke, While More Use Nicotine

New statistics show more teens are using devices such as e-cigarettes and hookahs, even as the rate of cigarette smoking drops. By Rose..

September 22, 2014
CEOs Sleep By the Railroad Tracks to Raise Awareness on Childhood Hunger

CEOs Sleep By the Railroad Tracks to Raise Awareness on Childhood Hunger

Local business leaders get a taste of how the other half lives in Durham. By Hyun Namkoong CEOs and business leaders of Triangle companies..

September 11, 2014
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