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Forsyth Co Health Officials Confirm New Case of Legionnaire’s Disease in Winston-Salem Nursing Home

By Staff In a press release sent out Friday evening, the Forsyth County Department of Public Health has identified a single new case of Legionella Pneumonia (Legionnaire’s disease) at Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation. This is the first case identified in over two months and was found through ongoing close […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Environment, Health
salem lake

Stand Up Paddle-Boarding on Salem Lake – Hal Boyle & The Permanent Vacation

By Chad Nance   “Yeah, but now I’m gettin’ old, don’t wear underwear, I don’t go to church, and I don’t cut my hair” – Jimmy Buffet Early in the summer of 2014 I had the pleasure of meeting Winston-Salem’s Hal Boyle. He is a quiet man in his fifties […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 2 comments · Community, Environment, Health, Sports
Jeff MacIntosh & Tommy Priest Do the #icebucketchallenge

Jeff MacIntosh & Tommy Priest Do the #icebucketchallenge

  City Councilman Jeff MacIntosh and Krankie’s Airstream owner/operator Tommy Priest accepted Chad Nance’s #icebucketchallenge challenge and pass the challenge on.   As of Saturday, August 23, The ALS Association has received $62.5 million in donations compared to $2.4 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to […]

by · August 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health, Non-profits
vaccinations

DHHS- Make Sure Vaccinations Are on Your Back to School To-Do List

By Staff August not only marks the beginning of school in North Carolina, but it is also recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month. N.C. DHHS’ Division of Public Health reminds parents that vaccinations are required by law for school-aged children.  Whether children are home-schooled or attend a public, private, charter […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Mental Health Association Announces 2014 Fundraiser Featuring Melissa Harris-Perry

By Staff The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County has announced plans for its annual fundraising event, to take place Wednesday, September 10 at Wait Chapel, on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. The event will include a Sponsor Meet and Greet Reception at 6:00 pm in Benson […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health, Non-profits
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Forsyth County Child Fatality Review Team Warns Parents of Choking Hazards

By Staff In a press release Friday, the Forsyth County Child Fatality Review Team (CFPT), with representatives from multiple county services and organizations want to raise awareness about choking hazards among children. The committee is responsible for reviewing all child deaths, and to gather all possible information about those deaths […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Community, Government Services, Health
vaccination

Forsyth County Health Department Offers Required School Immunizations

  By Staff The Forsyth County Department of Public Health Immunization Clinic is offering school shots. Children entering kindergarten and the sixth grade need to get their school shots per the NC Immunization Law. Kindergarten students need a Dtap, Polio and MMR after their fourth birthday and prior to entering […]

by · July 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services, Health
crossfit

Downtown Fitness Expo Promises to Deliver Time-Saving Ways to Be Fitter & Healthier

By Staff Busy parents and professionals will benefit from attending Crossfit Downtown Winston’s Fitness Expo and Open-House-A-Palooza on August 2. This free fitness event will showcase little known methods on how to boost your health and fitness around a busy schedule, even if you have heavy work and family demands. […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 1 comment · Community, Downtown, Health
legionellea bacteria

Forsyth County Health Officials Update Citizens on Legionnaires’ disease in a Winston-Salem Nursing Home

By Staff According to a press release from the Forsyth County Department of Public Health is continuing their work with the staff at Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation and with state health officials in order to to investigate an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease among residents of the facility. Six cases of […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health
blood drive

Add Blood Donation to Independence Day Week To-Do List

By Staff   The American Red Cross is asking blood and platelet donors to help prevent a summer shortage by making an appointment to roll up a sleeve around the Independence Day holiday. In Winston-Salem donors can go donate at Lowes Hardware on Hanes Mall Blvd from 12:00pm to 4:30pm […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Community, Health, Non-profits