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Since 1964, Wilson Medical Center has proudly served the health care needs of people throughout Wilson County and surrounding communities. As part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, we are building upon this legacy and strengthening our hospital for the … more
The holidays are a favorite time of the year for many. From sparkling decorations and festive gatherings to scrumptious holiday food and savored time with family, December … more
Harrison Barnett won’t be getting a new kidney this week as scheduled, but a new, later date has been chosen. Barnett, 9, has been hospitalized at UNC Health Care for almost a month receiving … more
The dog days of summer have unofficially come to an end. School is back in full swing, which means busy schedules, homework and time to get back to planning. Eating healthy meals and spending time together with your family can oftentimes seem a … more
Chances are, you or someone you know has been diagnosed with pneumonia.  Pneumonia and influenza caused 2,115 deaths in North Carolina in 2015, ranking North Carolina 49th (No. 1 being the … more
It’s Rural Hospital Week, and Wilson Medical Center is joining community hospitals and caregivers across the nation in highlighting the many ways we are making communities healthier — both inside and outside of our hospital … more
Did you know that cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women? Nearly 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year; about a third of those women will die … more
NEW YORK — It would be easy to brush off fitness guru Taryn Toomey's The Class as another hippie trend, but you'd miss the magic. (She sprinkled crushed crystals underneath the studio floors, which she says is designed to draw out energy.) … more
What would you do? There is an entire television program dedicated to this one question. What would you do if someone wanted to hold your newborn baby? What would you do if you noticed that your dinner plate was dirty in a restaurant? Would … more
Thanksgiving is here, and I hope that you are enjoying a day filled with family, good food and maybe a nap before the football games. It’s a day we often consider the events of the year, from … more
The Wound Care Center at Wilson Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The fourth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held June 5-9. One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed centers, Wilson … more
Do you remember when you used to put on your favorite bell bottoms and disco dance the night away? If you do, then it’s probably time to think about a routine colonoscopy screening. According to … more
CHICAGO — Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another? Health Secretary Tom … more
Borderline diabetes is a term historically used to describe blood sugars that are elevated but not yet high enough to confirm a diagnosis of diabetes. The term was not clearly defined and no specific … more
The American Heart Association’s Wilson Heart Walk will be held Saturday, April 21 at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. Registration and activities will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk … more
SEATTLE — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his … more
As most everyone is well aware, we are in the midst of a significant flu season nationwide. Currently, the flu is considered widespread in every state in the United States with the exception of … more
CHICAGO — Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a “uni-drug” that may fight many forms of the disease. What's striking: The … more
It’s probably no secret to anyone that, on average, women take a more proactive approach to their health than men do. That historic imbalance reveals its sobering effects in the facts. According to studies noted by the Men’s Health … more
Healthy behaviors for new moms and babies take the spotlight Aug. 1-7 during World Breastfeeding Week, an opportunity for health-related groups across the world to focus their efforts on the benefits of breastfeeding. Launched in 1991 by the … more
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