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Personal Stories Illuminate State’s Drug Epidemic

As the fatal reach of illegal and prescription drugs increases in North Carolina, federal, state and local officials seek comment from the..

September 27, 2016 with 0 Comments
HPV Vaccination Rate Rises for Teens, Especially Boys

HPV Vaccination Rate Rises for Teens, Especially Boys

By Michael Ollove Stateline The share of teenage boys getting the vaccine to prevent the cancer-causing human papillomavirus climbed..

September 22, 2016 with 0 Comments
Disabled and Want to Vote? New Website Makes the Process Clearer

Disabled and Want to Vote? New Website Makes the Process Clearer

September 9, 2016
Schoolhouse Lead Costs Districts, While State Hangs Back

Schoolhouse Lead Costs Districts, While State Hangs Back

The high profile lead-in-water problem in Flint, Michigan has prompted state lawmakers’ concern over the condition of the water in school..

September 8, 2016
Moms Of Sick Babies Face Critical Needs, Too

Moms Of Sick Babies Face Critical Needs, Too

There’s little research on how mom’s with newborns in the NICU cope. But by all accounts, their needs are being ignored. By..

September 6, 2016
Wayne, Lenoir, Greene Counties Combine Forces to Fight Drug Epidemic

Wayne, Lenoir, Greene Counties Combine Forces to Fight Drug Epidemic

An eastern North Carolina conference gathers agencies from multiple counties to collaborate on helping kids affected by the state’s..

August 28, 2016
Making Air Pollution Visible

Making Air Pollution Visible

Smaller, cheaper monitors can turn non-experts into air pollution sleuths, if the devices work as promised and the sampling approach is..

August 23, 2016
Davies: State Public Health Workers Lack Confidence in Health Director

Davies: State Public Health Workers Lack Confidence in Health Director

Former State Epidemiologist Megan Davies recounts how workers in the Division of Public Health told her they felt betrayed by the person..

August 19, 2016
Making Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ Community a Priority

Making Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ Community a Priority

The rate of suicide in the transgender community is staggeringly high. This week, activists gathered in Asheville to find ways to change..

August 16, 2016
Coal Ash & Water: Timeline of a Controversy

Coal Ash & Water: Timeline of a Controversy

By Catherine Clabby & Rose Hoban ++ February 2014: Storm water pipe breaks under a 27-acre coal ash pond, spilling 38,000 tons of coal..

August 12, 2016
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