Press Releases

State Releases First Water Quality Data, Updated Health Information for GenX in Cape Fear River

Friday, July 14, 2017

Data from samples collected June 19 and July 6 show that the most recent results of finished, or treated, water in all but one facility were below the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ health goal of 140 parts per trillion. The data also reveal that concentrations of GenX are trending downward.

Health Officials Encourage Caution as Temperatures Rise

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Symptoms of heat-related stress and illness include muscle cramps, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, fainting, headaches, nausea and vomiting and can be avoided with proper precautions. Children, older adults, outdoor workers and those with chronic health conditions are most vulnerable to illness during the hot summer months.

N.C. DHHS Releases Summary of Selected Cancer Rates for Counties in Cape Fear Region

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) examined data from the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry and shared a summary of that analysis earlier today with four local health department directors. 

Governor Cooper Announces $31 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic in NC

Thursday, May 18, 2017

North Carolina is a recipient of more than $31 million to address the opioid crisis through the 21st Century Cures Act, State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants.

State Health Officials Advise N.C. Residents to "Fight the Bite" During Warm Weather Months

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is advising North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” and take important precautions to protect against tick and mosquito bites during warm weather months.

Seven Mumps Cases Identified in April; N.C. Health Officials Encourage Precautions

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is encouraging North Carolinians to make sure they are up-to-date on their vaccines after seven mumps cases were identified in North Carolina residents in April.

N.C. Health Officials Encourage Protection Against HIV and STDs

Friday, April 21, 2017

State health officials are encouraging North Carolinians to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as a part of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month, observed in April.

Reported Flu Deaths Climb to 110 Statewide

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Twenty flu deaths were reported in North Carolina for the week ending March 11, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 

State Health Officials Announce First Child Flu Fatality of 2016-2017 Season

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A child in the western part of the state died Jan. 24 from complications associated with influenza infection.

Test Your Home for Radon; Kits Available While Supplies Last

Thursday, January 19, 2017

State health officials are emphasizing the importance of testing homes for radon during the month of January – National Radon Action Month.