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 …

North Carolina regulators pass on establishing standards for forever chemicals

By Will Atwater Undeterred by the sweltering heat on the grassy mall behind the legislative building in Raleigh on July 10, Democracy Green’s co-founder and executive director Sanja Whittington …

Increased abortion restrictions complicate training, stoke worries about next generation of OB-GYNs

By Rachel Crumpler Rachel Jensen was excited to embark on the next phase of her training in obstetrics and gynecology — a fellowship in complex family planning in North Carolina. But when it …

N.C.’s Country Doctor Museum: Preserving the legacy of rural health care

By Jaymie Baxley Bloodsucking leeches, coffin-shaped tablets and a mechanical “lung” are among the more than 5,000 items on display at The Country Doctor Museum in Nash County. The museum’s …
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