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 …
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NC health workers detected lead contamination in applesauce that led to a nationwide recall, several lawsuits

By Rose Hoban Quick work from a North Carolina pediatrician and Catawba County public health authorities helped detect mass lead poisoning that has affected more than 500 children in at least 44 …

Alcohol-monitoring for some N.C. parents could save lives. Uncertainty about the law presents a roadblock.

By Lucas Thomae Carolina Public Press For months now, Michael Dean Smith said, he has feared his infant daughter will be hurt or killed in a drunk-driving related accident with the mother of …

These paramedics are for more than just emergencies in N.C. communities

By Vibhav Nandagiri On a street corner east of Durham’s downtown, Cheryl Riley spotted a woman sitting on a ledge outside a grocery store, her upper body bobbing back and forth. Riley, a Durham …
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