Buying generic drugs instead of brand name is one way most people save money on health care costs. According to the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, from 2002-2011--generic drug sales in the United States have created a savings of $1.07 trillion. But one independent pharmacist argues people are still spending too much.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Colorful pinwheel gardens can be seen throughout North Carolina to draw attention to the issue.
“Every year, there are well over 100,000 reports of children who are abused or neglected in North Carolina. Last year the number was 131,000 children. Over 2,000 children in Forsyth County were the subject of a child abuse or neglect investigation,” says Amanda Carrick, deputy director with Exchange/SCAN, a non-profit child abuse prevention and neglect agency in Winston-Salem.
Part of Winston-Salem's economic and racial history is being explained by a new food exhibit. Foodways and Roadways is a multimedia exhibit documenting the changing food environments, primarily in the eastern part of the city from the late 1940’s through the 1970’s.
Dr. Margaret Savoca, with Wake Forest School of Medicine in the Division of Public Health Sciences, says years ago, most African Americans ate nutritious food because they had easy access to quality foods.