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 …

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 …

The case against plastic waste grows as more studies point to potential harm

By Will Atwater What type of pollution is so tiny it can be invisible to the naked eye? Hint: Humans ingest it through the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. The answer: …
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