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June 22, 2018

There is nothing for humans to like about ticks, but a Borrelia burgdorferi microbe never met a tick it did not like.

That spells serious trouble for people, and that has East Carolina University researchers scrambling to unlock the genetic secrets of the bacteria that, when transmitted from ticks…

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June 21, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children…

Marijuana Medicine

June 20, 2018

Ticks and mosquitoes are more than just nuisances — some carry germs that can make people seriously ill.

“There are simple, easy ways to ‘Fight the Bite’ while enjoying the outdoors this summer,” said Edgecombe County Health Director Karen Lachapelle.…

June 11, 2018

Nash UNC Health Care hosted its third annual, full-day conference for pediatric health care professionals on May 30.

Nurses from local pediatric practices, nursing students, EMS personnel, school nurses, as well as pediatric nurses from Nash attended.

Presenters included pediatricians from UNC and…

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June 07, 2018

CHICAGO — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk.

The study is the largest…

Breast Cancer

June 06, 2018

Dr. Jim Woodard, a local dentist in town, is now offering his services in a new building.

Woodard opened his new dental office — Woodard Dentistry — at 121 Azimuth Court on Monday. Woodard, 34, took over the practice from the late Dr. Dan Ballance in late 2012. Ballance was a…

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June 02, 2018

UNC Cancer Care sponsored a National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration for local cancer survivors Friday at the new Danny Talbott Cancer Center on the campus of Nash UNC Health Care.

A live DJ spun upbeat music while attendees and their guests mingled with each other and Nash UNC Health…

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May 31, 2018

Local officials, business leaders and residents came out Wednesday for the ribbon-cutting celebration and viewing of the 30,000-square-foot, $7.6 million new Boice-Willis Clinic Medical Center located at 91 Enterprise Drive in Rocky Mount.

Boice-Willis Clinic officials announced at the event that…

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May 24, 2018

When 26-year-old Rita Ora announced recently that she had frozen her eggs, she joined a long list of celebrities touting the procedure. “I wanted to be safe,” the singer-actress said.

“Bachelorette” star Kaitlyn Bristowe called egg freezing a “backup plan.”…

FERTILITY

May 22, 2018

TARBORO — About 75 people braved the rain on Monday and participated in Vidant Edgecombe Hospital’s first-ever Stroke Walk at Indian Lake Sports Complex.

JoAnna Keeter, stroke coordinator at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, said the walk was the first of hopefully many dealing with the issue…

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