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October 27, 2018

After a record-breaking flu season last year, health care professionals are urging Twin Counties residents to get a flu shot this year.

“Getting your flu shot is the first and most important step in protecting you and your family from the influenza (flu) virus,” said Larissa Mills,…


Nash UNC awards nursing scholarships

October 22, 2018

Nash UNC Health Care offered scholarships to 18 students who are pursuing nursing degrees during its second annual Nurse Scholars Signing Day event.

The scholarship recipients, all of whom are attending either Nash Community College or Edgecombe Community College, took part in a Signing…


Health officials monitor upcoming flu season

October 19, 2018

There are hopeful signs the current flu season won’t be as widespread or deadly as last year, said an infectious disease expert with Vidant Medical Center.

However, it doesn’t matter how contained or widespread flu outbreaks may be, the best way to combat the disease is to get a flu…


Virtual reality therapy helps treat common phobias

September 20, 2018

Dick Tracey did not have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. He put on a virtual reality headset.

Through VR, he rode an elevator to a high-rise atrium that looked so real he fell to his knees.

“I needed to search with my hand for something solid around me,” he…