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 …
Little Apothecary plants the seed of ‘people’s medicine’ in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood In the middle of a community garden in Englewood sits a red box, labelled “free medicine.” …
Food is a central issue in climate change mitigation. Our dietary choices and consumption patterns are critical to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which greatly impact the food supply chain. Every …

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 …

Funeral pricing transparency may tip the scales in favor of consumers

By Denver Dan UNC Media Hub Both of Heidi Zanan’s parents died between 2017 and 2021, which meant she had to plan two funerals in the span of four years. Working with the funeral home left her …

Sowing a community for people with disabilities

By Vibhav Nandagiri Set against the gently rolling Piedmont hills between Greensboro and Burlington, Peacehaven Community Farm is an active experiment in supporting the choices of people with …
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