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July 16, 2018

North Carolina's first advocacy group for persons with metastatic breast cancer — the North Carolina Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance — has been established.

Stephanie L. Walker, RN, BSN, said she founded the group in order to make metastatic breast cancer patients, like…

July 14, 2018

A local medical facility and a health organization have formed a partnership to help professionals in the health care and human services fields deal with the everyday tension and anxiety that comes with their jobs.

Boice-Willis Clinic and Area L AHEC recently announced that they will offer the…

July 05, 2018

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Huge flocks of famished birds scour the sands of Delaware Bay for the tiny greenish eggs an army of horseshoe crabs lays every spring.

It is a marvel of ecology as shorebirds migrating from South America to the Arctic time a stop critical to their survival to this mass…

Tracking Bird Flu-1

July 02, 2018

Nash UNC Health Care was one of only 37 hospitals nationwide to receive The American College of Cardiology’s ACTION Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2018. This award recognizes commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients as…


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…


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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