ECU pediatricians favor meningitis vaccine recommendations

North Carolina’s Commission for Public Health recently approved a mandate for incoming seventh graders to be vaccinated against meningitis – an infection of the brain or spinal cord – and other meningococcal diseases beginning July 2015. The mandate also includes an additional booster for incoming high school seniors beginning July 2020. Barring lack of approval …

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Summertime safety in the water

Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of summer, and an important reminder for water safety. National Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week, now in is 10th year, focuses on the role swimmers, lifeguards, pool owners and public health officials can take in preventing drowning, pool injuries and outbreaks of water illnesses. It’s a …

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College of Nursing honors 2014 Hall of Fame inductees

The East Carolina University College of Nursing inducted nine members to its Hall of Fame during a ceremony held March 7 at Rock Springs Center in Greenville. The event, which also recognized the 2014 Distinguished Alumna, honored outstanding contributors to nursing in the areas of education, administration, research and practice. The Hall of Fame has …

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