By Staff The Forsyth County Department of Public Health has introduced FitForsyth, a new program and app to encourage Forsyth County to take their health and fitness seriously. FitForsyth works similarly to Step Up Forsyth and Just Walk, in that you can track your physical activity. There will be […]
NC DHHS Encourages All North Carolinians to Protect Themselves from Flu as First Death of Season Reported
By Staff The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the state’s first death from flu for the 2015-2016 influenza season. An adult in the western region of the state died last week of complications from an influenza infection. (To protect the family’s privacy, the person’s hometown, […]
Compiled by Kerri Hughes This week has tons of opportunities to enjoy a little Camel City flair, from events in downtown to performances at local universities. Keep reading to see what you could be doing this week!
by Kerri Hughes It’s no secret that Winston-Salem has some of the worst childhood hunger outcomes in the nation. According to a 2011 study by the Food Research and Action Center, the greater Winston-Salem area was ranked the worst metro area in the U.S. in having families with children that had a hard […]
compiled by Kerri Hughes Fall weather is starting to settle in and Camel City is picking up the pace to welcome the new season. Check out what’s going on this weekend!
By Staff In a press release Tuesday, health officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health encouraged residents and visitors to take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne illness following a death from West Nile virus infection. This was North Carolina’s first death and first […]
By Staff The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reminding parents of North Carolina middle school students to be aware of recent changes to immunization requirements, effective for this school year. Children not up-to-date on these vaccinations will have 30 days from the start of school to be inoculated […]
By Dan Coulter If you’re a parent or teacher or coach or youth leader, have you ever been tempted to write a child off? To expect little or nothing and put your efforts elsewhere? For an hour or a day or even permanently? Have you ever felt justified because a […]
By Staff When summer rolls around, many of us look forward to taking vacations and relaxing poolside. But for some of the millions of Americans who suffer from asthma, the rising temperatures and longer days signal a time to be on guard and prepared for potential asthma triggers. Asthma […]
By Staff The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Overall blood donations in the Red Cross Carolinas […]