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5 Apps that Will Help Keep Your Teen Safe

5 Apps that Will Help Keep Your Teen Safe

Stay Safe: Personal Safety Apps for Teens and Family by Kristen Daukus – 4 Hens and a Rooster I will never forget the first time that I stood on the front porch and watched my oldest drive away by herself, with no one else in the car, the day she […]

by · May 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Nearly Half of All Heart Attacks May be “Silent”

New study with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center doctor as senior author reveals new information about heart attacks by staff Nearly half of all heart attacks may be silent and like those that cause chest pain or other warning signs, silent heart attacks increase the risk of dying from heart […]

by · May 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations During Trauma Awareness Month

Donations especially needed prior to Memorial Day weekend and Summer season. by staff May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, […]

by · May 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Triad is the Worst Place for Spring Allergies: Tips to Make it Through Allergy Season

By Staff It’s not your imagination-spring allergies are worse in the Triad area, according to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America. This spring, AAFA ranked Winston-Salem and Greensboro as a most challenging place to live for spring allergy sufferers in the U.S. Cities were evaluated on their pollen score […]

by · May 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Wake Forest Baptist Offers Ways to Prevent Common Injuries in Kids

By Staff Each year, more than 9 million children are seen in U.S. emergency departments, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children. An estimated 7 million of those children suffer accidental injuries, which are the leading killer of children and adolescents. “Warm weather […]

by · April 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Tip and Toss: 8 Steps to Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites This Summer

By Staff April is North Carolina’s Tick and Mosquito Borne Disease Awareness Month with the goal of encouraging individuals to protect themselves by eliminating mosquito breeding areas and taking preventive measures to reduce the likelihood of mosquito and tick bites. Tick- and mosquito-borne infections are common in North Carolina. More […]

by · April 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Wake Forest Baptist Physician Named NC Doctor of the Year

By Staff Jason Stopyra, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been named 2016 North Carolina Doctor of the Year as part of the NC Doctors’ Day observance led by the North Carolina Medical Society. In addition to practicing in the Emergency Department at […]

by · March 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
Northwest AHEC to Host Program on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Northwest AHEC to Host Program on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

By Staff The Northwest Area Health Education Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and part of the North Carolina AHEC System will host a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshop starting March 8 at Deacon Tower in Winston-Salem. The eight-week educational course teaches participants the practice of cultivating non-judgmental awareness from […]

by · March 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Music That Matters- Proceeds to Benefit AIDS Care Service

By Staff In its second year now, Parkway United Church of Christ’s “Music That Matters” series is bringing the community together around music while raising funds for projects of justice and mercy in the Winston-Salem area. Dmitri Shteinberg was born in Moscow into a family of musicians. He studied at […]

by · February 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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First Travel-Related Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in North Carolina

By Staff On Friday the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced the first case of Zika virus infection in a North Carolina resident. The case was confirmed in an adult person who has recently traveled to a country with ongoing Zika virus transmission. The patients’ symptoms have […]

by · February 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Government Services, Health