• Last year brought one public health crisis after another nationally – Zika virus in Florida, contaminated water in Michigan, and massive flooding in eastern North Carolina caused by Hurricane Matthew.

  • Two positions have been posted on the Employment page on the New Hanover County website. • Administrative Technician in the WIC/Nutrition program which closes on Sunday, 1/15/17, at 11:59 p.m. • Environmental Health Specialist in the Environmental Health department which closed on Monday, 1/16/17, at 11:59 p.m. For more details and to apply on-line click on the following link. http://humanresources.nhcgov.com/employment/job-opportunities/

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  • RALEIGH, N.C. – Influenza activity and flu-related deaths are rising in North Carolina as the peak of the 2016-17 flu season nears. Three influenza-associated deaths were reported during the week...

  • Eating the Mediterranean way is delicious and satisfying. Give your New Year a fresh start by exploring 7 simple steps to eating the Med way every day. http://medinsteadofmeds.com

    Med Instead of Meds

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  • Make 2017 your healthiest year yet! Find ways to boost your health and well-being! https://www.cdc.gov/features/healthynewyear/index.html

    Make 2017 your healthiest year yet! Find ways to boost your health and well-being!

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  • Check out Newswire's Top 10 Public Health Stories of 2016 http://www.publichealthnewswire.org/?p=16826

    Check out our top 10 public health news stories of the year, and let us know your favorite!

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  • These are our prize winners in the NHCHD chili-cook-off! All proceeds go to benefit United Way of the Cape Fear Area. Congratulations Ashley and Panza!! Our grand prize winner Debbie Lovett is not pictured.

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  • Research suggests that practicing tai chi might help improve posture and confidence, how you manage emotions, and your quality of life. https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/dec2016/feature2

    Tai chi is an ancient mind and body practice that involves flowing postures and gentle movements. Studies suggest that it may have health benefits.

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  • U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro recently announced that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents. HUD's new rule will provide resources and support to more than 3,100 Public Housing Agencies to implement required smoke-free policies over the next 18 months. http://www.smokefreehousingnc.com/

    This site contains information on smokefree multi-unit housing policies for North Carolina housing operators and tenants.

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  • A new PSA from Sandy Hook Promise emphasizes the importance of gun violence prevention. Watch the video and visit their site to learn about research-based prevention programs that you can implement in your schools and communities.

    When you don't know what to look for, it can be easy to miss signs of someone who is in crisis or planning violence. Watch our compelling new video to learn how to Know the Signs and bring our free prevention programs to your community, then download the Know the Signs guide here: http://www.sandyhookpromise.org/prevention_programs.

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