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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 with 0 Comments
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 with 1 Comment
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
Top 10 Health Care Stories of 2014

Top 10 Health Care Stories of 2014

December 30, 2014
Tobacco, Guns and a Radio Gig: A UNC Doc’s Colorful Career

Tobacco, Guns and a Radio Gig: A UNC Doc’s Colorful Career

A UNC doctor forges a hybrid path, with groundbreaking research on tobacco use and gun safety while still treating patients. By Jennifer..

December 12, 2014
New Law Nets Hundreds of Saved Lives

New Law Nets Hundreds of Saved Lives

Changes in the law allowing greater access to naloxone has resulted in people being saved from overdose death. By Rose Hoban More than 200..

December 11, 2014
Advancing a New Model to Meet the Dental Health Needs of Rural NC

Advancing a New Model to Meet the Dental Health Needs of Rural NC

The ECU School of Dental Medicine is expanding its statewide network of clinics that offer sliding-scale services and unique educational..

December 8, 2014
Mapped Data Offers Insights about Water Quality and Birth Defects

Mapped Data Offers Insights about Water Quality and Birth Defects

Aggregated data about metals in North Carolina’s well water indicate some disturbing connections between birth defects and well water..

November 24, 2014
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