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Tuesday temps tie record | Daily Reflector

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Jun 172015
 
Tuesday temps tie record | Daily Reflector

Greenville tied its record high temperature for June 16 by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Rising temperatures did not stop local residents from being outside. Dr. Ted Delbridge, chief of emergency services at Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Medical Center, provided information about signs of heat-related illnesses, prevention and response to symptoms.

Camp for kids with illnesses works to keep them cool during extreme heat | WITN-TV

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Jun 172015
 
Camp for kids with illnesses works to keep them cool during extreme heat | WITN-TV

Summer is a time for kids to go to camp, and that’s exactly what 60 kids with different illnesses are getting a chance to do in Pamlico County. The kids are taking part in Camp Hope and Camp Rainbow at Camp Don Lee in Pamlico County.

Chronic illness sufferers at risk during extreme heat | WNCT-TV

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Jun 172015
 
Chronic illness sufferers at risk during extreme heat | WNCT-TV

Doctors say people with chronic illnesses are the highest risk of being affected. They’re likely on medication and doctors need to talk to them about how the sun will impact their health. “Heat illness is a spectrum and the very least risky are people that just get cramps, usually from being a little bit dehydrated,” explained Dr. Ted Eldridge, Brody School of Medicine.

Legos can help veterans land civilian jobs | Havelock News

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Jun 172015
 
Legos can help veterans land civilian jobs | Havelock News

Since when do rework, lead time, back orders, plant efficiency, material quality and handling costs come into play when snapping together a few Lego airplanes? That would be ever since East Carolina University and Duke Energy partnered to create the new Tools for Advanced Manufacturing for Veterans program.

Hey Everyone (Including North Carolina): STOP RESPONDING TO SHARK BITES BY INDISCRIMINATELY KILLING SHARKS |Discovery Magazine

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Jun 172015
 
Hey Everyone (Including North Carolina): STOP RESPONDING TO SHARK BITES BY INDISCRIMINATELY KILLING SHARKS |Discovery Magazine

“It’s extremely rare that you get two shark bites in the same day in such close proximity,” said Chuck Bangley, a shark scientist and a PhD candidate in Coastal Resources Management at East Carolina University. “This is just highly unusual.”

Radical Pop-Up Schools: A new way to reach educationally disadvantaged communities | Washington Post

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Jun 172015
 
Radical Pop-Up Schools: A new way to reach educationally disadvantaged communities | Washington Post

There’s a new thing in education — “pop up schools.” What and why are they — and who is behind them? This post, by Christia Mercer, the Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, explains.

Off North Carolina’s coast, lure of sunken treasure fades | WRAL-TV

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Jun 152015
 
Off North Carolina's coast, lure of sunken treasure fades | WRAL-TV

The clash over hundreds of years of maritime activity raises the question: When the muddied water eventually settles, who really owns the history entombed along our coast? … Charlie Ewen, a professor in East Carolina’s anthropology department and director of the university’s archaeology lab, said that given the complexity of the permitting process, it’s working about as well as could be expected in North Carolina.

Dental students and professor provide low-cost dentistry option close to home |Salisbury Post

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Jun 152015
 
Dental students and professor provide low-cost dentistry option close to home |Salisbury Post

The mouth is the “gateway to the body,” and regular dental care is essential for overall health, according to Dr. Ryan Cook, faculty director for East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine Davidson County Community Service Learning Center.

Colleges are using big data to identify when students are likely to flame out |Washington Post

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Jun 152015
 
Colleges are using big data to identify when students are likely to flame out |Washington Post

Virginia Commonwealth University, like lots of U.S. colleges, has worked to keep its freshmen around for sophomore year. Research has shown that students are most at risk of dropping out early in their college careers, and freshman retention rates also factor into college rankings.

Beer pong, body shots, keg stands: Alcohol central to college, and assault | Washington Post

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Jun 152015
 
Beer pong, body shots, keg stands: Alcohol central to college, and assault | Washington Post

Beer pong, body shots and keg stands. Fraternity parties, house parties and bar crawls. College, for many students, is a generously spiked four years. And with all that alcohol comes an increased risk of sexual violence, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll that provides new evidence of the link between intoxication and sexual assault.