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December 25, 2018

A local pharmacist is seeking to educate Twin Counties residents on uses and benefits of Cannabidiol, recently made legal with the passage of the U.S. Farm Bill.

“CBD will not make you high. It has more anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, immunomodulating and anti-anxiety properties," said…

December 25, 2018

Mike Beaudin lost his wife 3½ years ago after her year-long struggle with lung cancer. He was her 24/7 caregiver.

“I was fortunate to be able to be there for my wife,” he said, “through both the good times and the difficult.”

A retired banker, Beaudin recently was…


December 23, 2018

Rocky Mount Councilman the Rev. Richard Joyner has lent his voice to an effort opposing State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s proposed cuts to State Health Plan reimbursements.

Vidant Health is working to build a grass-roots opposition movement, dubbed Stand Up for ENC, to the proposal it…


December 05, 2018

A discussion on ways to to improve health care in rural and undeserved areas in Eastern North Carolina took place Monday at the Rocky Mount Mills.

The event was the second part of the Triangle Business Journal’s Rural Health Care series. Gov. Roy Cooper reportedly has been at the…

November 13, 2018

Local health officials say a recent bout of norovirus associated with a local restaurant has ended but are warning residents to watch for other incidents of norovirus contagion in the coming days.

Clinical testing has identified norovirus as the agent responsible for the outbreak of…

November 02, 2018

The Nash County Health Department has issued an alert to customers who have recently dined at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant at 1296 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

The department received numerous reports of stomach illness from patrons who ate at the restaurant on or after Oct. 25, according to a press…

October 27, 2018

After a record-breaking flu season last year, health care professionals are urging Twin Counties residents to get a flu shot this year.

“Getting your flu shot is the first and most important step in protecting you and your family from the influenza (flu) virus,” said Larissa Mills,…


October 22, 2018

Nash UNC Health Care offered scholarships to 18 students who are pursuing nursing degrees during its second annual Nurse Scholars Signing Day event.

The scholarship recipients, all of whom are attending either Nash Community College or Edgecombe Community College, took part in a Signing…

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October 19, 2018

There are hopeful signs the current flu season won’t be as widespread or deadly as last year, said an infectious disease expert with Vidant Medical Center.

However, it doesn’t matter how contained or widespread flu outbreaks may be, the best way to combat the disease is to get a flu…


October 01, 2018

Nash UNC Health Care has earned its fourth recognition for heart care this year.

The American College of Cardiology recognized Nash UNC Health Care this month with the ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation for its work with percutaneous coronary intervention and…

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