UNC to Test A Diabetes Outreach Program in SCAugust 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm
UNC researchers have adopted elite iPad technology to decrease diabetes prevalence in a rural county in South Carolina, where nearly 15 percent of residents have the disease. The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute is partnering with a research institute from the Medical University of South Carolina to increase diabetes management in Bamberg County. […]
UNC Team gets $2.2 Million For Water PlanAugust 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm
A UNC Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering has been awarded a $2.2 million grant to develop strategies for meeting water supply demands in the Southeastern United States. Gregory Characklis, alongside a team of hydrology, economics and engineering experts, received the grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S Department of Agriculture. Characklis and […]
Women’s Soccer Stars Threaten to Sue FIFA over World Cup TurfAugust 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm
The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is vying for next year’s World Cup title, but they are also preparing a lawsuit against FIFA, the international league and tournament sponsor, over its plans to switch all tournament fields from grass to artificial turf.
UMall Chick-Fil-A Holds School Supply DriveJuly 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm
University Mall’s Chick-fil-A restaurant is hosting a school supply drive to benefit Orange County teachers and students.
Orange County to Host Storm Spotter TrainingJuly 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm
A Skywarn Spotter Training course will be coming to Orange County this fall, courtesy of the National Weather Service in Raleigh.
PPP Poll: Hagan Now Up 7 in NC Senate RaceJuly 23, 2014 at 1:22 pm
North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan has a seven-point lead over Republican Thom Tillis in her bid for re-election, according to a recent survey conducted by Public Policy Polling.
UNC Hospitals Face Medicare PenaltiesJuly 22, 2014 at 4:09 pm
UNC Hospitals may have to pay millions in Medicare penalties for a high number of patient infections and complications, according to a provision of the new health care law.
OC Health Department Wins Award for Smoking BanJuly 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm
The National Association of Counties (NACo) has awarded the Health Department and Board of Health with a 2014 Achievement Award.
NC Prevention Partners Break For FitnessJuly 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm
It’s not abnormal to see employees at the NC Prevention Partners in Chapel Hill around the office in their gym clothes, as a wellness policy facilitates participating in physical activity during work breaks.
Orange County in “Abnormally Dry” PeriodJuly 14, 2014 at 3:42 pm
Orange County is not yet experiencing a drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and North Carolina Drought Monitoring Council.