The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act requires healthcare practitioners to provide the same duty of care to every infant born alive in North Carolina, whether or not it was born alive despite an abortion.
By comparison, black women are 22 percent more likely to die from heart disease, 71 percent more likely to perish from cervical cancer and a whopping 243 percent more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth related causes than white women.
A statewide public education campaign called More Powerful NC was launched Thursday in Charlotte. The goal is to confront opioid addiction by empowering people to fight against addiction in their communities.
An organization in Monroe called Two Hearts One Language believes that can change lives. It pairs people who have experienced trauma with horses. The people who have tried it say it helped them heal and realize their inner strength.
Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging is voluntarily recalling 43 lots of medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Do not stop taking the medication until you have a new treatment plan prepared by a doctor or pharmacist.
A proposal from North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell to change the way in which the State Health Plan pays for medical treatment for state employees and retirees is getting push back from the organization that represents hospitals in the Tar Heel State.
The short version of Fran Scibelli’s story, to this point, is pretty simple: She needs a kidney transplant, and she’s now putting it out there publicly in the hopes that a random stranger will be moved to at least consider submitting to the process of seeing whether they’re a match.
According to educational experts, 80 percent of learning is visual. So, if children can’t see well, they can’t learn well. Yet - most children don’t have a vision screening until they have problems learning or paying attention in school.
Patients taking this medication are urged to continue taking the medication as the risk of harm to the patient’s health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced is advising the public about recalls on a Gripe water product for infants and adults. The product was distributed throughout the United States by Dollar General Corporation.
A routine stress test stopped her cold. She’d made the appointment at the insistence of her husband, and her cardiologist handed her a grim diagnosis: the 57-year-old was dangerously close to having a heart attack with four blocked arteries
Authorities with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, in collaboration with several other federal agencies and Australian law enforcement officials, seized more than 1.7 tons of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin destined for Australia.
The district posted the following message on their website Thursday: “Due to the increase in the flu outbreak at all schools, Ashe County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 8, for both students and staff.”
Next week, North Carolina state regulators plan to send warning letters to businesses that are selling CBD-infused food and beverages, making unapproved health claims about CBD, or violating any other state or FDA law about the hyped compound.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month so we wanted to spotlight cervical health. Because this is a cancer you can prevent. It was once one of the most common causes of cancer deaths for American women - but the diagnosis and death rates have been dropping.
Do you know your blood pressure? Unless you’re at risk for high blood pressure then you probably don’t know the answer to that. But since the beginning of a new year always makes our health top of mind, now is a good time to check.