Extreme heat can be dangerous for runners, cyclists and anyone spending time outdoors: 6 tips for staying safe Above photo: Think carefully before running or cycling in the heat of the day. Saul …
Lead water pipes created a health disaster in Flint, but replacing them with cheaper plastic — as some cities are doing — carries hidden costs Above image: Plastic water pipes may be cheaper, but …

Too few retailers check IDs when N.C. kids buy tobacco. That could jeopardize federal substance use treatment funds.

By Emily Vespa North Carolina is teetering on the edge of losing roughly $5.4 million in federal funds for combating the opioid epidemic and supporting substance use disorder treatment. If the …

NC Health News wins 20 awards in annual state press contest

Staff Report NC Health News has been lauded with an organization-record 20 awards in the annual North Carolina Press Association editorial contest, including five first place wins. The state …

NC’s unique Medicaid renewal strategy results in minimal issues during ‘unwinding’

By Jaymie Baxley In June 2023, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services began verifying the eligibility of 2.5 million Medicaid participants for the first time since the beginning of the …
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