WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Wednesday marked the first official day of summer. Yay! Summertime, for most people, includes vacationing, cooling off in the pool, sending kids to camp and spending lots of time outdoors. No matter where I’m going, or what I’m doing, … 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cancer. Heart disease. Stroke. Everyone hears about these diseases all the time, and rightfully so, since they can lead to severe illness and even death. However, the one disorder a lot of people do not have much knowledge of is sepsis. Simply … more
The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new study finds. These cancers are rising fast, especially in men, and research … more
ASHEVILLE — Jane Doe 246, as she is called in a police report, was found Oct. 23 just after 4 p.m. She was still in her sleeping bag near the banks of the French Broad River. Temperatures had dropped that Sunday morning to as low as 35 … more
May is Stroke Awareness Month. Through education and advances in treatment, stroke has dropped to the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. For Wilson County, stroke is still the third-leading cause of death. Stroke is the … more
WASHINGTON — Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Is he looking into the future or taking a gamble? With college costs rising steadily and … more
This May, we’re proud to join with several organizations in celebrating and recognizing a number of providers at Wilson Medical Center, and throughout our area, who are working hard every day to help make our communities healthier. From May … 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
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
Birthday cards have filled the mailbox at Scott and Sonja Hayes’ house in recent days to celebrate Scott’s 52nd birthday on April 13. As of Tuesday afternoon, Scott has received 1,018 cards. Sonja had asked friends on Facebook to help … more
April 24–28 marks Patient Experience Week, an annual event that gives us the chance to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of all of our physicians, nurses and staff at Wilson Medical Center. They are the heart of our community hospital … more
I was 16 years old when I made the decision to become an organ donor. That decision is represented with a shiny red heart displayed on my driver’s license. I’m sure many of you have done the same as well. April is National Donate … more
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