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NC Falls Behind on Disease Prevention Scorecard

NC Falls Behind on Disease Prevention Scorecard

A health-prevention report card shows that the state continues to fail in obesity and nutrition prevention, while the state’s..

February 12, 2015
Law Enforcement Officers Find Better Ways to Work With Mentally Ill

Law Enforcement Officers Find Better Ways to Work With Mentally Ill

Hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered in Raleigh this week to learn about avoiding conflict with mentally ill people in the..

February 12, 2015
In States with Looser Immunization Laws, Lower Rates

In States with Looser Immunization Laws, Lower Rates

North Carolina’s immunization rate is one of the highest in the nation. The only way parents can ask for exemption is with a letter..

February 10, 2015
Dense Development Would Harm Air in NC’s Triangle, Study Finds

Dense Development Would Harm Air in NC’s Triangle, Study Finds

New research from UNC-Chapel Hill challenges the new orthodoxy that dense urban development is better for the health of people living..

February 4, 2015
NC Pregnancy, Abortion Rates Dropping

NC Pregnancy, Abortion Rates Dropping

A look at trends in pregnancies, births and abortions in North Carolina over the past several years. By Rose Hoban Fewer women in North..

February 3, 2015
Local Health Directors Eye Future Warily

Local Health Directors Eye Future Warily

In a time of constant change and budget cuts, directors of North Carolina’s local health departments ponder how they’ll maintain public..

January 26, 2015
The People’s Professor

The People’s Professor

UNC Epidemiology professor Steve Wing has been honored and vilified. By Gabe Rivin On March 28, 1979, catastrophe loomed as Three Mile..

January 20, 2015
Old Issues and New on Legislative Health Care Agenda

Old Issues and New on Legislative Health Care Agenda

As legislators reconvene in Raleigh this week, health advocates will be on Jones Street to push for their priorities – some of them new,..

January 12, 2015
‘Tis the Season … for Flu

‘Tis the Season … for Flu

This year’s flu season is busy, with at least 10 percent of all North Carolina emergency department visits for flu-like symptoms. By..

January 7, 2015
Despite a Lack of NC Cases, Ebola Prep Chugs Along

Despite a Lack of NC Cases, Ebola Prep Chugs Along

Even with Ebola out of the public spotlight, public health officials are still preparing for the worst. By Rose Hoban For several weeks..

January 5, 2015
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