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5:09 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Decline in NC Teen Births Outpaces the Nation

Declines in teen birth rates were even more dramatic among minority teens.
Credit CDC

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that North Carolina’s teen birth rate is declining.

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Generic Drugs
10:28 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Triad Pharmacist Says Generic Drugs Could Cost Less

One Triad pharmacist says generic drugs could be even less expensive.
Credit J. Troha (Photographer) via Wikicommons

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. 

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Health
5:10 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Trust Paves the Way for Free Dental Clinics in Forsyth County

The North Carolina Dental Health Fund will hold two free dental clinics for financially disadvantaged Forsyth County residents in 2014 & 2015.
Credit By US Army Africa via flickr

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has awarded grants to fund free dental care for homeless and financially needy residents in Forsyth County.

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Child Abuse
3:13 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Child Abuse & Neglect Cases on the Rise

"Time Out Teddy" is raising awareness about child abuse and prevention. He will be at the Celebration for Children Event Thursday at Bolton Park in Winston-Salem.
Credit The National Exchange Club

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.

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Health
10:28 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Tracing Winston-Salem History Through African American Food Vendors

Foodways & Roadways is an exhibit that displays historic pictures of the numerous African American run food establishments from the late 40's-the mid 70's in Winston-Salem.
Kathryn Mobley WFDD

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.

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