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Calling the BAT Mobile (Unit)

Calling the BAT Mobile (Unit)

Public health workers partner with law enforcement to combat drunk and drugged driving. By Rose Hoban For someone who’s had a few..

February 3, 2016 with 1 Comment
Researchers Focus on Groundwater

Researchers Focus on Groundwater

by Mark Hibbs Coastal Review Online The increasing demand on drinking-water resources is one of the major issues facing those who live and..

February 2, 2016 with 0 Comments
The Death-Rate Divergence: Urban vs. Rural

The Death-Rate Divergence: Urban vs. Rural

By Shawn Poynter and Tim Marema The Daily Yonder Rural America’s above-average mortality rate ought to be getting more attention than it..

January 28, 2016 with 0 Comments
Public Health Directors Strategize for Uncertain Future

Public Health Directors Strategize for Uncertain Future

Health reform and now Medicaid reform have changed funding streams for local public health departments. The state’s health directors..

January 27, 2016 with 1 Comment
Government Agencies Point Fingers Over Coal Ash Delays

Government Agencies Point Fingers Over Coal Ash Delays

By Kirk Ross Coastal Review Online With a March primary and an early start to the session, the N.C. General Assembly’s environmental..

January 22, 2016
In Drug Epidemic, Resistance to Medication Costs Lives

In Drug Epidemic, Resistance to Medication Costs Lives

Doctors and brain researchers agree that medications such as buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone are the most effective anti-addiction..

January 12, 2016
Bipartisan Congressional Group Advocates for Primary Care

Bipartisan Congressional Group Advocates for Primary Care

Members of North Carolina’s Congressional delegation have gotten deeply involved in health care issues in Washington. By Gabe Rivin..

January 7, 2016
Critics Fault New Highway Law for Concessions to Trucking Industry

Critics Fault New Highway Law for Concessions to Trucking Industry

A story published in N.C. Health News in October looked at pending Congressional legislation over trucking rules. Now that bill has been..

January 5, 2016
State, Local Officials Push Manufacturers to Pay for Drug Disposal

State, Local Officials Push Manufacturers to Pay for Drug Disposal

As more people use drug drop-off services at local law enforcement agencies and events such as Operation Medicine Drop, the price tag is..

December 30, 2015
Cooper Says State Needs to Comprehensively Confront Rx Overdose

Cooper Says State Needs to Comprehensively Confront Rx Overdose

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper joined other attorneys general in urging Congress to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and..

December 30, 2015
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