Press Releases

NC DHHS Warns Overuse of Antibiotics Can Be Unsafe; Get Smart - Know When Antibiotics Work

Friday, November 20, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging the public and healthcare providers to use antibiotics carefully and appropriately to reduce the growth of antibiotic resistance, particularly during flu season.

ICYMI: Governor McCrory Urges North Carolinians to Protect Themselves During Flu Season

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Governor Pat McCrory urges all North Carolinians to protect themselves from the flu by receiving a vaccine and taking other precautions to protect against the spread of the virus.

New Law Requires Child-Proof Packaging, Nicotine Labeling for Electronic Cigarette Fluids

Thursday, October 22, 2015

North Carolina is requiring new packaging and label requirements on electronic cigarette products sold in the state, effective Dec. 1.

NC DHHS Announces Winners of 25th Annual North Carolina Paramedic Competition

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The 25th Annual Paramedic Competition was held Sunday in Greensboro at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center during the Emergency Medicine Today Conference, a conference which brings together North Carolina paramedics, EMTs and county emergency services medical directors.

NC DHHS Reports First Flu Death of the Season

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the state's first death from flu for the 2015-2016 influenza season.

NC DHHS Encourages All North Carolinians to Protect Themselves from Flu

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

As flu season approaches, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all North Carolina residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated against the flu.

NC DHHS Reports First Death of 2015 from West Nile Virus in North Carolina

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Health officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health encourage residents and visitors to take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne illness following a death from West Nile virus infection. 

NC DHHS Provides Heat Tips for People with Diabetes

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Because temperatures are reaching dangerous highs this time of year, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health is encouraging people with diabetes to take extra precaution to maintain healthy blood glucose levels.

N.C.'s Breastfeeding-Friendly Designations Go To Three Child Care Centers

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The NC Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) announced its second North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designations this week, awarding the distinction to three child care facilities in the state.

NC DHHS' Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Achieves National Accreditation

Monday, June 1, 2015

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Toxicology Laboratory for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) announced today that it has achieved national accreditation from the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT).