January 2018

TOOLKIT: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

About 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. You can help by encouraging schools, community-based organizations, parents, and teens to come together to prevent teen dating violence...

TOOLKIT: American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. American Heart Month is a chance to raise awareness about preventing heart disease...

Reducing Prescription Opioid Misuse in North Carolina

From Healthy People 2020 Stories from the Field, a series highlighting communities across the Nation that are addressing the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). Prescription opioids continue to factor significantly in the epidemic of deaths from opioid overdose in the United States. In 2016, more than 46 people died each day from overdoses involving prescription opioids...

Helping Doctors Communicate with Patients About Preeclampsia

Dr. Iris Mabry-Hernandez

Rates of preeclampsia are rising in the United States. Preeclampsia, a condition that some women develop during pregnancy, can cause serious complications for women and their babies — and may even be deadly. Women with preeclampsia develop high blood pressure after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Rarely, preeclampsia can lead to eclampsia, a more serious condition that can cause seizures and coma in women with preeclampsia...