WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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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
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to schedule a colonoscopy screening. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women combined in the United States, according to the American Cancer … 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
Wash your hands! How many times have we heard this phrase repeated over our lifetimes? And not without reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80 percent of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. … more
In recent years, there has been continued debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one thing remains clear: Vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives. And if that isn’t reason enough, childhood … 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
About 300 walkers from Wilson took steps to save lives Saturday at the 2017 Wilson Heart Walk. The annual American Heart Associated event was held ... 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
Today marks my second day practicing in Wilson and I am very proud to bring endocrine services to the area. I’d like to introduce myself to the community and explain a little about our new practice and what types of services we provide. I … more
Four Wilson teenagers gathered at Moe’s Southwest Grill on Sunday with T-shirts for friends who have signed up to walk in the Great Strides walk for cystic fibrosis on April 1 in Greenville. The four teens have organized their walking team, … more
WASHINGTON — Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new research … 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
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