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Naloxone ‘Saves’ Help Push Down Rate of Overdose Deaths in NC

Naloxone ‘Saves’ Help Push Down Rate of Overdose Deaths in NC

Advocates of the harm-reduction approach to drug abuse say that since a law went into effect last year, dozens of lives have been saved by..

August 26, 2014 with 0 Comments
Residents Urge Stronger Health Protections from Fracking

Residents Urge Stronger Health Protections from Fracking

A wide range of views are expressed at a public hearing on fracking held Friday in Lee County. By Gabe Rivin In a public hearing in Sanford..

August 25, 2014 with 0 Comments
Senate, House Pass Final Coal Ash Bill

Senate, House Pass Final Coal Ash Bill

Legislative leaders say their coal ash legislation will protect the public’s health. But environmentalists argue that it doesn’t do..

August 22, 2014 with 0 Comments
Legislature Will Hold Coal Ash Bill Until November

Legislature Will Hold Coal Ash Bill Until November

By Gabe Rivin The General Assembly will wait until November to try to pass a bill that addresses coal ash, a toxic byproduct of coal-fired..

August 1, 2014
Health Care Budget Briefs: Epi Pens, Tanning Beds, Raise the Age

Health Care Budget Briefs: Epi Pens, Tanning Beds, Raise the Age

By Jasmin Singh, Hyun Namkoong, Rose Hoban As lawmakers worked behind closed doors this week to put the finishing touches on this year’s..

July 31, 2014
Community Homeless Clinic Connects ‘All the Little Pieces of the Puzzle’

Community Homeless Clinic Connects ‘All the Little Pieces of the Puzzle’

Lincoln Community Health Center’s Health Care for the Homeless Clinic in Durham focuses its wellness approach on a population that’s..

July 31, 2014
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
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
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