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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 … 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 is often full of joy and celebration. But amid the hustle and bustle of the season, it can be easy to forget … 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
WASHINGTON — Karen Pence, the vice president’s wife, said Wednesday that art therapy, a little-known mental health profession that she has championed for years, is the issue she will highlight … more
Communication seems to be the new trendy word when it comes to outcome failures in all walks of life. We did not communicate the purpose. We did not communicate the “why” something needed to be … 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
After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. In fact, one in eight women will develop breast cancer. And with October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is a … more
WASHINGTON — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments … more
Did you know that there are roughly 43 million people in the United States who act as a family caregiver? Caregivers play a vital role in providing care to someone at home or a health care … more
For many, September is synonymous with Labor Day, football and fall, which means chips, dips, barbecues and everyone’s favorite tailgating delicacies. This makes September a natural time to educate Wilson about the dangers of high cholesterol. … more
ROCKY MOUNT — The “Walk of Remembrance for Steps Never Taken” is a local celebration of life that was established to honor all children lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. The fifth annual walk will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday … more
NEW YORK — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine experts think the results … more
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