Stories tagged: "health"


Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, in January 2021. Berger's office has long opposed Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
I’m a Small-Town NC Doctor. My Patients Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Rent and Medicine.

A family care physician from Henderson on how North Carolina lawmakers' refusal to expand Medicaid has impacted the families she sees.

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School on May 3, 2021 in Ridley, Pa. "It feels good, I'm happy I can protect myself and other," Day said after getting the shot.  (Photo by Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images)
FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 12 and Up

The US Food and Drug Administration expanded its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, taking a huge step in the overall vaccination effort and bringing incalculable relief to many parents. It’s the news so many have been waiting for: Children 12 and older can now safely get the COVID-19 vaccine. The US...

In this January 2021 file photo, a medical professional heads to the parking lot at Bojangles Arena in Charlotte to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in their vehicle. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Courier Newsroom.)
Gov. Cooper: Opening Vaccine to All Adults Will Guard Against COVID-19 Resurgence

North Carolina reporting successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccine. But Cooper says some still need convincing to get their shot.

The production line at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, based out of North Carolina. The famed company is giving away doughnuts to people getting their COVID vaccine. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Considering the COVID Vaccine? Krispy Kreme Will Give You a Donut Per Day

The North Carolina-based doughnut gods at Krispy Kreme want to sweeten the deal for those signing up for their COVID vaccine shots.

People look out at the Avalon Pier that was damaged by Hurricane Dorian in Kill Devil Hills in 2019. Local health officials say hurricane response prepared them for their successful COVID vaccine drive. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
How Hurricanes, Word-of-Mouth, and the Church Boosted This NC County’s Vaccine Drive

‘You are kind of building the airplane as you fly it,’ says Dare County’s Health Director Sheila Davies of their local COVID vaccine drive.

Pfizer headquarters in New York on Dec. 2, 2020. The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is expected to be available in the coming weeks for some in North Carolina. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
The Coronavirus Vaccine Is Coming to North Carolina. Here’s What We Know.

Where will you get a coronavirus vaccine in NC? What's it cost? Who gets first dibs? And is the pandemic over (nope)? We have the answers.

Lacie Fisher, a 15-year-old from Haywood County, NC, died in December 2019 from complications of the flu. Her mother is urging people to get the flu vaccine to head off such a tragedy. (Image via Roz Fisher)
COVID-19 is a Threat. But North Carolinians Can’t Overlook Flu Season.

'You never think you're going to die from it, but Lacie is proof you can.'