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Motorcycle Crashes Helped Drive Highway Death Toll to Highest Level in Years

Motorcycle Crashes Helped Drive Highway Death Toll to Highest Level in Years

Paul Feldman FairWarning Last year was a bad one for motorcyclists, with a new estimate showing that 5,010 bikers were killed in crashes..

May 26, 2016 with 0 Comments
Health Officials Clashed Over Well-Water Letters, Testimony Shows

Health Officials Clashed Over Well-Water Letters, Testimony Shows

Testimony by North Carolina’s state epidemiologist sheds light on discord among health experts on the decision to rescind do-not-drink..

May 17, 2016 with 2 Comments
Clearing the Air Around Hospitals

Clearing the Air Around Hospitals

In Charlotte, a collaboration blooms that reduces air pollution at two medical construction sites. By Catherine Clabby What happens when a..

May 13, 2016 with 1 Comment
For Drinking Water Warnings, Lawmakers Debate Which Standard To Use

For Drinking Water Warnings, Lawmakers Debate Which Standard To Use

North Carolina legislators are considering an environmental-policy question relevant to anyone with a water faucet. By Catherine Clabby..

May 6, 2016
Deaf People Make their Voices Heard at the NCGA

Deaf People Make their Voices Heard at the NCGA

Wednesday’s rally was part of a national day of action for people with hearing disabilities. By Rose Hoban Advocacy rallies in front..

May 5, 2016
Opioid-Reversal Drug Bill Takes First Step at the NCGA

Opioid-Reversal Drug Bill Takes First Step at the NCGA

The bill would make naloxone available to all of North Carolina’s 10 million citizens. By Rose Hoban Say you suspect your loved one..

May 4, 2016
Orange County Health Officials Punt on E-cigarette Decision

Orange County Health Officials Punt on E-cigarette Decision

At issue was a proposal to ban the devices from restaurants and bars. By Rose Hoban Usually, just a handful of people show up to meetings..

May 3, 2016
HHS Acts To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

HHS Acts To Help More Ex-Inmates Get Medicaid

In states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, prisoners are eligible for the program once they’re released. By..

May 2, 2016
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
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
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