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February 20, 2018

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world’s most liberal euthanasia laws.

The case is described in a letter provided to The Associated…

Belgium Euthanasia Controversy

February 18, 2018

■ At least five million Americans have heart valve disease.

■ HVD involves damage to one or more of the heart’s valves which disrupts blood flow by not opening or closing properly.

■ HVD becomes more common with age — one in eight people ages 75 or older are estimated to have moderate…

February 13, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research itself.

The study author, a pharmacist, bought vials of insulin at a number of…

Insulin Mystery

February 11, 2018

While at least 140 North Carolina residents have died of influenza this year, local health officials confirmed Friday that none of those deaths have occurred in the Twin Counties.

However, the increase in flu cases and inlfuenza-like Illnesses has made an impact on the area, so much so that Nash…

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February 11, 2018

Seventy-six-year-old Ruth Bowens has the blood pressure of a teenager. She received the good news Saturday at the first Healthy Heart Fair, held in the lobby of the Nash Heart Center on the campus of Nash UNC Health Care.

The free fair was meant to help participants understand how to reduce the…

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February 09, 2018

As Valentine’s Day approaches and matters of the heart are on the minds of area residents, the Nash Heart Center is hosting its first Healthy Heart Fair from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the lobby of the Nash Heart Center on the campus of Nash UNC Health Care.

As February is American Heart…

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…

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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
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