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April 07, 2018

TARBORO — NC MedAssist held its first Mobile Free Pharmacy Event on Friday in Tarboro as hundreds of residents signed up to receive up to 10 over-the-counter medications each.

Cars lined up along West Baker Street as people, young and old, came to the E.L. Roberson…

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April 05, 2018

Today is National Alcohol Screening Day and Trillium Health Resources is using the opportunity to highlight its Access Point program, which provides anonymous, self-conducted screenings for a number of mental health issues including alcohol-use disorder.

“The National Institute on…

April 03, 2018

Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.

Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking now are available, and researchers are testing how well they work when medication matters. Experts praise the efficiency,…

Selfie Medicine

March 20, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — Trim your hair, your beard, your blood pressure? Black men reduced one of their biggest medical risks through a novel project that shows the power of familiar faces and trusted places to improve health.

The project had pharmacists work with dozens of Los Angeles barbershops to…

CORRECTION Black Barber Blood Pressure

March 13, 2018

CHICAGO — A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain.

In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.…

Politics Of Pain Domino Effect

March 09, 2018

Nash County’s behavioral health management provider is releasing a handout on school shootings to help reduce the stigma of mental illness.

The handout will go to all Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and every school in Trillium Health Resources’ coverage area of 25 counties —…

March 09, 2018

A small crowd of Nash UNC Health Care employees fought the cold temperatures Thursday to celebrate the first landing of a UNC Health Care helicopter at the hospital’s helipad site.

It marked the launch of Nash UNC Health Care becoming a permanent base site for one of UNC Health Care’s…

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March 06, 2018

LONDON — While parts of the world have all but banished measles, Europe is still getting hit with large outbreaks where some people do not get vaccinated.

Measles is still a bigger problem across parts of Africa and Asia, where outbreaks can be particularly devastating in malnourished…

Science Says Measles Outbreak

February 27, 2018

WASHINGTON — It is pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these “superagers” to uncover their secret.

The work is the flip side of the disappointing…

Older Bodies Younger Brains

February 24, 2018

This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off.

Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That is no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is…

Flu Season
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