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February 06, 2018

CHICAGO — When 86-year-old Carol Wittwer took a taxi to the emergency room, she expected to be admitted to the hospital. She did not anticipate being asked if she cooks for herself. If she has friends in her high-rise. Or if she could spell lunch backward.

“H-C-N-U-L,” she said,…

Elderly Patients Jedi Nurses

February 05, 2018

Wilson Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital, has joined the Duke Cancer Network.

As the hospital continues to expand oncology services, becoming a Duke cancer affiliate provides the Wilson Medical Center team further access to the clinical experience and expertise of the Duke Cancer Institute,…

February 02, 2018

Mayor David Combs cut the ribbon Thursday for the new Danny Talbott Cancer Center that opened on the campus of Nash UNC Health Care.

Roughly 100 people came out to celebrate the opening of the new facility, which includes three primary service areas – an oncology clinic, radiation…


January 30, 2018

NEW YORK — Sick with the flu? You have got a lot of company.

The flu blanketed the United States again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared.

Last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits were for symptoms of the flu. That is the highest level since the swine flu pandemic in…

Flu Season

January 27, 2018

The American Heart Association reports that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.

In the quest to address the fight against heart disease and raise awareness of women’s heart health, the Tau Gamma and Chi Omega chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Chi Omega in Rocky…

January 23, 2018

WASHINGTON — The descriptions are haunting.

Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins.

A century after one of history’s most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking…

1918 Legacy-Better Flu Shots

January 22, 2018

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports the number of C. difficile infections nationwide continues to rise and is now at an all-time high.

As hospitals are seeing more infected patients being admitted, officials at Nash UNC Health Care are taking steps to educate the public about this growing…

January 16, 2018

NEW YORK — Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.

It has been a rough few weeks: Hospitals have set up tents to handle patient overflow. Doctors are putting in double and triple shifts. Ambulances have been sidelined…

Flu Season-1

January 09, 2018

DENVER — Colorado is pushing for new approaches to how police officers handle cases involving mental illness and drug addiction, encouraging them to steer low-level offenders toward treatment rather than jail and giving them assistance in dealing with potentially dangerous situations.

In one…

Mentally Ill And Addicts Police

January 07, 2018

With the flu season in full swing and claiming more lives, Nash UNC Health Care is taking more precautions regarding the spread of germs at the hospital and is urging local residents to take steps to protect their health as well.

North Carolina public health officials announced that seven people…

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