A teacher gives students hand sanitizer at school. (Source: CNN)
3 weeks ago
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HEALTH MINUTE: Back-to-school germs

On average, elementary school children get up to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year. Many parents and teachers refer to it as the back-to-school plague.
4 more die in North Carolina of the flu
5 months ago
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4 more die in North Carolina of the flu

The flu is not finished yet as North Carolina health officials report four more people have died of the illness. That brings the death toll this season to nearly 200.
Flu claims 4 more lives in North Carolina
6 months ago
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Flu claims 4 more lives in North Carolina

State health officials say four more people have died from complications of the flu in North Carolina.
4 more people die of flu in North Carolina
6 months ago
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4 more people die of flu in North Carolina

Four more people have died of the flu in North Carolina, bringing the total this season to 170 flu deaths.
Area parents, doctor join in on vaccination conversation
7 months ago
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Area parents, doctor join in on vaccination conversation

The debate over whether or not to vaccinate children is brewing across the country, and it's sparking the conversation right here in our community, too.
Novant Health to lift visitor restrictions
7 months ago
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Novant Health to lift visitor restrictions

In a news release Wednesday, Novant Health officials said they will lift the visitor restrictions put in place at several of their facilities due to the flu season.
9 new flu deaths reported in NC
7 months ago
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9 new flu deaths reported in NC

State health officials say there were nine new flu deaths in North Carolina last week.
Death toll from flu in NC exceeds 2013-14 total
7 months ago
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Death toll from flu in NC exceeds 2013-14 total

State health officials say the death toll from the flu in North Carolina has surpassed the total for all of 2013-14 with word of 15 more deaths last week.
Officials say 26 died from flu symptoms in NC last week
8 months ago
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Officials say 26 died from flu symptoms in NC last week

State health officials say 26 people died from the flu in North Carolina last week, raising the death toll for 2014-2015 to 90.
First flu death reported in Brunswick County
8 months ago
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First flu death reported in Brunswick County

Health officials in Brunswick County confirm the first flu death in the county.