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Health officials warn of pertussis outbreak

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video The CDC says an outbreak of whooping cough is sweeping the country, and it may be closer than you think. The highly contagious disease has infected 17,000 people nationwide already this year and has the potential to kill. Full story...
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New standards will change restaurant health scoring

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video Health inspectors in North Carolina will soon have a new menu to grade restaurant cleanliness. Lawmakers recently approved an overhaul of the 35-year-old guidelines, but some of the changes have many business owners upset. Full story...
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House to vote on care for those sickened by water

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A North Carolina congressman is speaking in support of a bill that provides medical care for Camp Lejeune Marines and their relatives who could have been sickened by drinking water contaminated with toxins linked to cancers and organ damage. Full story...
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Sebelius announces nursing grant in NC

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US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is announcing a $200 million grant to train advanced practice registered nurses. Full story...
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Adult care home plan for NC under way

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North Carolina's state health agency is moving ahead with a plan to help move mentally ill residents from adult care homes to affordable housing and less restrictive living conditions. Full story...
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