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Advocates Push Lawmakers on Public Health Issues

Advocates Push Lawmakers on Public Health Issues

North Carolina’s lawmakers return to Raleigh this week to adjust the budget for the coming fiscal year. We take a look at what health..

April 26, 2016 with 0 Comments
New Testing Technique Could Make Identifying Potentially Hazardous Chemicals Easier

New Testing Technique Could Make Identifying Potentially Hazardous Chemicals Easier

Recent work in finding more efficient ways of testing chemicals is almost more important than the potential hazards of the chemicals..

April 22, 2016 with 1 Comment
Health Officials Listen for the Buzz of Insects

Health Officials Listen for the Buzz of Insects

North Carolina’s weather is finally warming. That means health officials will watch for increased mosquito activity and monitor whether..

April 22, 2016 with 1 Comment
Schools Face Rise in E-Cigarette Use

Schools Face Rise in E-Cigarette Use

A 2015 survey of students at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools shows higher than expected e-cigarette use, as more than a third of students..

April 19, 2016 with 3 Comments
The Dark Side of Recycling

The Dark Side of Recycling

Recycling may make you feel better about the garbage you generate, but workers in the recycling industry often experience a darker side. By..

April 14, 2016
McCrory Budget Emphasizes Dollars for Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

McCrory Budget Emphasizes Dollars for Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

As the legislative session nears, Gov. Pat McCrory makes his priorities known. By Rose Hoban Flanked by lawmakers and law enforcement..

April 12, 2016
Lawmakers Look for Ways to Help Foster, Homeless Kids

Lawmakers Look for Ways to Help Foster, Homeless Kids

Thousands of kids in the foster care system founder as they reach adulthood. But there’s movement in the General Assembly to make..

April 7, 2016
Potent Opioid Causing Overdose Deaths in NC

Potent Opioid Causing Overdose Deaths in NC

Furanylfentanyl mixed into heroin has been catching users unawares, and overwhelming attempts to save them. By Rose Hoban Word is spreading..

March 23, 2016
Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Now More Available in North Carolina

Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Now More Available in North Carolina

In the past week, two agencies responsible for public money to confront substance use have announced initiatives to make naloxone more..

March 23, 2016
When the Wild and Tame Collide

When the Wild and Tame Collide

North Carolina has a surprising number of feral pigs roaming the countryside. They might be fun to hunt, but they’re not fun for..

March 21, 2016
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