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You get one heart. Treat it smart with a heart-healthy lifestyle. Your heart is one of the hardest working muscles you’ve got. With so much riding on this essential muscle, it’s important to … 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
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
The holidays may be over and all the presents unwrapped, but that doesn’t mean the giving has to end. Donating blood can save lives and help keep the spirit of giving going into the new year. A … more
Ask anyone what their New Year’s resolution is, and chances are they’ll mention a determination to eat healthier. While many of us may consider a renewed focus on healthy eating as a way to make … more
WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death ... more
Most of the holiday season is now behind us except for upcoming New Year holidays. New Year’s Eve and Day parties, sporting events and social celebrations will dominate the next few days of our … more
CHICAGO — Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday … more
The holidays are a special time of year as we celebrate a time of giving. But with all of the decorations, parties and time with family and friends, it can also be a very hectic time of year, causing … more
There are few holiday activities more fun than buying toys for the children we love. Watching their faces light up is even better and makes us feel a bit like kids again ourselves. But before you head out to shop with those wish lists in hand, it’s important to pay attention … 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
Did you know that nearly half of all antibiotics prescribed to patients are not needed? When you take an antibiotic that you do not need or that is too strong for the infection being treated, … 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
Flu season is underway in North Carolina, with confirmed cases throughout the state last month, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The department reported that … more
It’s no secret that being sick is the pits, whether it’s a nasty virus that clears up after a few days or a long-term condition like cancer or diabetes. And while illness obviously takes a big … more
Wilson medical center Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace began Nov. 1. As you may recall, the Health Insurance Marketplace has been offering expanded access to low-cost health … more
It’s hard to believe that the N.C. Whirligig Festival is this weekend. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? The festival planning committee certainly knows it is November. They’ve been … more
Beginning Nov. 1, the emergency codes at Wilson Medical Center will sound a bit different than they have in the past. We are joining the North Carolina Hospital Emergency Management Council, in … more
Betty Jo Lively Currie knows a screening mammogram may have saved her life. The 1998 breast cancer diagnosis required chemotherapy and a mastectomy to conquer, but without early detection, Currie … more
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