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State Health Officials Urge Awareness of Zika Virus- Travel Recommendations

By Staff The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all North Carolinians to be aware of the risk of Zika virus infection before traveling to Central America, South America or the Caribbean. To date, no cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in North Carolina. […]

by · February 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on Managing Diabetes

Planning and Preparation Can Help Reduce Difficulties During the Holidays Managing diabetes during the holidays can be a challenge for the 29 million Americans affected by the disease. Between social engagements and extra slices of pumpkin pie, people with diabetes need to plan accordingly. “The holidays can be a time […]

by · December 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Guest Column – Give Love, Send Peace This Holiday Season

By Sheridan Watkins I am genuinely concerned. Is America safe? Yes, crime is in every part of the world but why does it seem like many of the psychos reside in our country? We have to worry about too many things that can unnaturally claim our life and it is […]

by · December 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Community, Guests, Health, Neighborhoods
Red Cross Encourages Donors to Give with Meaning this Holiday Season

Red Cross Encourages Donors to Give with Meaning this Holiday Season

Help save lives through blood and platelet donation or by hosting a blood drive. This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved […]

by · December 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Guides & Events, Health, Non-profits
right in the kisser

3rd Shift… Killing Generation X… Alienation’s for the Rich… American Music Rides Again

By Chad Nance “Do you have the time to listen to me whine About nothing and everything all at once I am one of those Melodramatic fools Neurotic to the bone No doubt about it Sometimes I give myself the creeps Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me It all […]

by · November 4, 2015 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Health
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My Letter to America – Ken Pettigrew

By Ken Pettigrew   Dear America, I’m exhausted. It is one of the most common phrases I use in my life. Most often, I am physically tired from a long, demanding day. But these days, like many others who find themselves wondering what it means to be Black in America, […]

by · October 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Community, Guests, Health
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Welcome to FitForsyth- New Online Fitness Tracking Program

By Staff   The Forsyth County Department of Public Health has introduced FitForsyth, a new program and app to encourage Forsyth County to take their health and fitness seriously. FitForsyth works similarly to Step Up Forsyth and Just Walk, in that you can track your physical activity. There will be […]

by · October 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services, Health
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NC DHHS Encourages All North Carolinians to Protect Themselves from Flu as First Death of Season Reported

By Staff The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the state’s first death from flu for the 2015-2016 influenza season. An adult in the western region of the state died last week of complications from an influenza infection. (To protect the family’s privacy, the person’s hometown, […]

by · October 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
ccd weekday guide

Opportunities for the Week – September 28-October 1

Compiled by Kerri Hughes This week has tons of opportunities to enjoy a little Camel City flair, from events in downtown to performances at local universities. Keep reading to see what you could be doing this week!

by · September 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Guides & Events, Health
H.O.P.E Project Aims to End Hunger in Winston-Salem

H.O.P.E Project Aims to End Hunger in Winston-Salem

by Kerri Hughes It’s no secret that Winston-Salem has some of the worst childhood hunger outcomes in the nation. According to a 2011 study by the Food Research and Action Center, the greater Winston-Salem area was ranked the worst metro area in the U.S. in having families with children that had a hard […]

by · September 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health, Neighborhoods, Non-profits