Stories tagged: "Duke University"


A certified medical assistant prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The US took a major step in the pandemic this week by clearing the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-15. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
This Duke Pediatrician Explains Why the Pfizer Vaccine Is Safe for Kids 12 and Up

Here’s what to know about how the Pfizer vaccine works in adolescents, and what to expect.

UNC head coach Roy Williams celebrates after his team's 89-72 victory over Michigan State in this file photo from the championship game at the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in 2009. (Image via AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
No April Fool’s Joke: Roy Williams to Retire from UNC Basketball

Roy Williams, the head coach of UNC’s basketball team is retiring, after nearly five decades of coaching.

Championship game time
Down to the Wire with the NC State Fair and Outer Banks Vying for the Best of NC Championship. Here’s How to Vote.

We love basketball, brackets, and North Carolina, which is why we're launching a “Best of NC” Tournament.

A woman wearing a face mask walks a dog in Washington, D.C., in March. (Image via Getty Images)
COVID Variants Are a Serious but Manageable Threat in NC, Expert Says

Here’s what you need to know about COVID variants in North Carolina and how to protect you and your family.

A new Duke University report finds evidence of racial bias in North Carolina's soaring number of life without parole sentences. (Image via Shutterstock)
New NC Research Points to Racial Bias in Soaring Life Without Parole Sentences

Duke University researchers say they hope their ground-breaking report fuels consideration of criminal justice reform in NC.

Duke University students, forced off campus by coronavirus, spearheaded a fast-growing pandemic aid group. (Image via Shutterstock)
How a Duke Student Masterminded a Growing Coronavirus Aid Group

When the pandemic shuttered colleges, a group of Duke students turned a Facebook support group into a fast-growing coronavirus aid nonprofit.

Kevin Rivera, barber at Midwood Barbers in Charlotte, cuts hair in late May while wearing a mask. Masks are required in personal care businesses like salons, but NC is considering a mandatory mask rule in all public spaces. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Duke Study Author: Masks Aren’t Going Anywhere, With or Without a Vaccine

Researcher's study delved into effectiveness of various face masks, found novel coronavirus too unpredictable to say when masks won’t be necessary.