Having turkey for the holidays is a tradition for many, so here are some tips on how to handle the big ole bird in a safely to prevent any foodborne illnesses. 1. Wash your hands before and after handling, preparing or cooking any food. This way you can prevent the spread of microbes that could […]

The FDA issued an alert on Wednesday (Nov. 1) to health providers offering Moderna’s new COVID-19 vaccine to children under the age of 11. As reported by WRAL, the Food and Drug Administration said that there may be some confusion over the dosage of the vaccine, available to kids as young as 6 months old. […]

Update: The final day of temporary blood lead testing at the Durham County Department of Public Health will be this Thursday, October 12.  Beginning Thursday, August 31, the Durham County Department of Public Health will offer free blood lead testing to children ages six months to six years, including children age six years old, and […]

Following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Wake County Public Health is preparing to offer updated COVID-19 vaccines for the fall and winter season. “Vaccination continues to be one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves against COVID-19, and these new […]

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free Alzheimer’s & Caregiving Educational Conference for Raleigh-Durham area residents on Wednesday, October 18 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm ET at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills Hotel (3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh) as part of its 2023 national Educating America Tour. The free conference is […]

As the rates of sexually transmitted diseases in our community continue to rise, Wake County is making it easier than ever for residents to get protection and know their status. Wake County Public Health will host a health fair this Saturday, Aug. 26, that will offer free mpox vaccines and HIV and sexually-transmitted infection testing on site. There […]

A bill is moving through the North Carolina General Assembly that could change major requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19. House Bill 98, as reported by WRAL, would drop mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for public schools, colleges, state agencies, and local governments. It does not affect any vaccines already required to attend public school […]

A rep for Roberta Flack announced she has ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease and can no longer sing.

The Department of Health and Human Services briefed on Thursday (Aug. 4) that Monkeypox is now a national public health emergency.

The only way to know your HIV status is to get tested. Knowing your status gives you powerful information to keep you and your partner healthy. National HIV Testing Day is a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment. Join Wake County Public Health’s […]

It seems like self-care is the thing that everyone has been talking about since we got hit with a pandemic. But what is self-care? Is it just getting a manicure and a massage? Or is it more than that? We chatted with Doc Swiner about the benefits of and types of self-care as well as […]