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What Bites In St. Lucia Doesn’t Stay In St. Lucia

What Bites In St. Lucia Doesn’t Stay In St. Lucia

By Hyun Namkoong Chikungunya virus is as foreign as it sounds, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already confirmed..

July 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
Helping Fill the Summer Meal Gap

Helping Fill the Summer Meal Gap

Food banks and hunger-relief organizations are critical to the safety net for people, and especially children, who are affected by food..

June 30, 2014
Senate Budget Targets Healthy Living Programs

Senate Budget Targets Healthy Living Programs

State lawmakers have trimmed budgets for programs such as bike paths, pedestrian enhancements and obesity prevention in recent years. By..

June 25, 2014
Racial Disparities Persist in WNC Infant Deaths

Racial Disparities Persist in WNC Infant Deaths

Throughout North Carolina, black infants die at greater rates than white infants, a disparity that persists into the mountainous western..

June 17, 2014
Preparing for Terrorists, Bad Food and Hot Weather

Preparing for Terrorists, Bad Food and Hot Weather

Organizers have to consider numerous threats in ensuring security and safety at high-profile events such as the U.S. Open in Pinehurst. By..

June 12, 2014
Researchers Show E-cigs Heavily Advertised to NC Kids

Researchers Show E-cigs Heavily Advertised to NC Kids

Most adults have not seen a tobacco commercial in decades. But new electronic cigarettes are not yet regulated, and commercials for the..

June 6, 2014
Research Indicates Health Disparities for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Communities

Research Indicates Health Disparities for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Communities

By Taylor Sisk Results released recently from a study conducted by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public..

June 3, 2014
Environmental Health Advocates Rush to Examine Fracking Bill

Environmental Health Advocates Rush to Examine Fracking Bill

The final version of the bill that would green light hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina is poised for a final vote on Thursday. By Rose..

May 29, 2014
Committees Move Health-related Bills in Late-evening Meetings

Committees Move Health-related Bills in Late-evening Meetings

By Rose Hoban In meetings held late in the day Tuesday, lawmakers pushed through several bills that have ripple effects on health-related..

May 28, 2014
Tanning Bed Bill Languishes in State Senate

Tanning Bed Bill Languishes in State Senate

A bill that would restrict the use of tanning beds by teens under 18 made it through the House last year … and has been sitting ever..

May 23, 2014
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