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5:27 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Don't Swallow the Water!

Health experts say avoid jumping feet first into a warm, stagnant pond, especially during a very dry summer.
Credit by: Susanne Nilsson - Infomastern via flickr

Friday, June 13 is the last day of school for many Triad students as they begin summer break. It’s also the start of the swim season at all city pools in Winston-Salem. But health experts warn that swallowing too much water could put an unexpected damper on your summer fun.

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Health
5:14 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Triad Residents Put Pressure on NC Lawmakers for Medicaid Expansion

Several non-profit organizations and NC residents are banding together to advocate for Medicaid expansion in the state. On Wednesday, they will deliver petitions with more than 30,000 signatures to lawmakers in Raleigh.
Credit Photo Credit by: Neil Parekh/SEIU Healthcare 775NW

The debate over Medicaid expansion in North Carolina is heating up again. On Tuesday, several members and organizers with Working America held a protest on Pomona Drive in Greensboro to raise awareness about the issue. They are lobbying state lawmakers to expand Medicaid eligibility as available under the Affordable Care Act.

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Health
4:34 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

NC Veterans Agency Adds Hotline For Health Care Complaints

Credit Logo courtesy of the NC Division of Veterans Affairs

There’s a new tip line veterans can call to report misconduct in Veterans Administration facilities.

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Cone Health Clinic
8:30 am
Sat May 31, 2014

New Guilford County Community Clinic Helps Fill the Gap for Uninsured

Cone Health's new community clinic will use a team approach to reduce the number of uninsured people who use hospital emergency rooms for primary health services.
Credit Cone Health

Cone Health is increasing medical care for Guilford County’s uninsured.

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mosquitoes
5:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

'Tip and Toss' to Reduce Mosquito Breeding

Dumping all standing water can help protect you and your family from mosquitoes.
Credit www.tunisia-live.net

Rain is refreshing on a hot day, but what's left over can create a dangerous breeding environment.

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