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Legislators Needs More Time to Address Food Deserts, Hunger

Legislators Needs More Time to Address Food Deserts, Hunger

A committee examining food deserts in North Carolina could get an extended lease on life, if lawmakers get their way. By Rose Hoban After..

April 23, 2014 with 0 Comments
Law and Order in Robeson County’s Teen Court

Law and Order in Robeson County’s Teen Court

A court run by teens helps keep their peers out of trouble in Robeson County. By Hyun Namkoong North Carolina is one of only two states in..

April 22, 2014 with 0 Comments
Sea Level Rise Threatens Public Health Infrastructure

Sea Level Rise Threatens Public Health Infrastructure

Higher sea-water levels at the coast are encroaching on facilities such as sewage systems, septic tanks and even landfills. Dealing with..

April 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
Taking a Stand Against Bullying

Taking a Stand Against Bullying

Organizations around the state use nontraditional strategies to address bullying in schools. By Hyun Namkoong In 2011, almost half of all..

April 2, 2014
Child Care Centers Chip Away at Childhood Obesity

Child Care Centers Chip Away at Childhood Obesity

A symposium in Raleigh last week highlighted the ways child-care centers could contribute to reducing kids’ weight. By Rose Hoban You..

March 26, 2014
Gaston County Youth Initiative Sees Drop in Teen-pregnancy Rates

Gaston County Youth Initiative Sees Drop in Teen-pregnancy Rates

Leaders at Gaston County’s health department saw too many teens becoming parents before their time. So they addressed the problem..

March 20, 2014
Mentally Ill at Higher Risk of Victimization, Study Says

Mentally Ill at Higher Risk of Victimization, Study Says

By Taylor Sisk Almost one of every three adults living with mental illness is likely to be the victim of violence in any six-month period,..

March 7, 2014
Youth Health and Racism in Focus For Students

Youth Health and Racism in Focus For Students

For 35 years, a gathering organized by the school of public health at UNC has been focusing on the health of minority populations. By Hyun..

March 3, 2014
Triangle Researchers are Building a Better Toilet

Triangle Researchers are Building a Better Toilet

Everyone poops, but few people like to think about where it all goes – except some researches from RTI International. By Stephanie..

February 28, 2014
N. C. Makes Gains in Breastfeeding, But Disparities Persist

N. C. Makes Gains in Breastfeeding, But Disparities Persist

Since the 1990s, North Carolina has adopted a number of practices and laws to promote breastfeeding. As a result, the state has almost..

February 13, 2014
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