Health

DHHS Reminds Middle School Parents of New Vaccination Requirements

DHHS Reminds Middle School Parents of New Vaccination Requirements

By Staff The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reminding parents of North Carolina middle school students to be aware of recent changes to immunization requirements, effective for this school year. Children not up-to-date on these vaccinations will have 30 days from the start of school to be inoculated […]

by · August 13, 2015 · 1 comment · Community, Education, Health, Middle Schools
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Writing Off Kids is Not an Option

By Dan Coulter If you’re a parent or teacher or coach or youth leader, have you ever been tempted to write a child off? To expect little or nothing and put your efforts elsewhere? For an hour or a day or even permanently? Have you ever felt justified because a […]

by · August 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Summer Tips for Dealing with Asthma

By Staff   When summer rolls around, many of us look forward to taking vacations and relaxing poolside. But for some of the millions of Americans who suffer from asthma, the rising temperatures and longer days signal a time to be on guard and prepared for potential asthma triggers. Asthma […]

by · August 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Red Cross Facing Shortage of Blood Types- Citizens Asked to Donate

By Staff The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Overall blood donations in the Red Cross Carolinas […]

by · August 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Forsyth Humane Society Reopens After Testing Indicates No Canine Flu

By Staff The Forsyth Humane Society (FHS) reopened to the general public this morning after tests confirmed that  there is no presence of Canine Influenza H3N2 at their adoption center. The center had been closed to the public since July 15th following a confirmed case of Canine Influenza H3N2 in Forsyth County. The […]

by · July 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic to Co-Host Cultural Competency Training for Working with Older LGBT Clients

Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic to Co-Host Cultural Competency Training for Working with Older LGBT Clients

by Staff The Elder Law Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program will co-host, “A Caring Response for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients,” program at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Senior Services, […]

by · July 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Grant to Allow WFU’s Elder Law Clinic to Help Promote LGBT Health Care Rights

By Staff Wake Forest University’s Elder Law Clinic has been selected to receive a grant that will fund community outreach regarding the health care rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. The grant is from the Raleigh-based North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys. The managing attorney of the […]

by · July 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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ABC of NC Partners with Peppercorn Theatre for an ASD Friendly Performance

By Staff ABC of NC Child Development Center and Peppercorn Theatre at The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem (Peppercorn Theatre) will come together to create an autism spectrum disorder and sensory sensitivity -friendly performance of Peppercorn’s summer show Take One Step. The performance will be held on Saturday, July 18 at […]

by · July 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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ESR Stomps Out Poverty: One Step at a Time

by Staff   Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR) will be hosting their inaugural Stomp Out Poverty Event on July 18th from 8am-12pm in the parking lot of their new facility at 3480 Dominion Street. Stomp Out Poverty is a community fair that hopes to bring the Winston Salem community together and […]

Entrants Sought for Corn-Shucking Contest

Entrants Sought for Corn-Shucking Contest

By Staff The Dixie Classic Fair Farmers Market is looking for participants of all ages to compete for a share of $200 in prize money during its second annual “Aw Shucks!” corn-shucking contest on Saturday, July 11, at 9am. There is no charge to enter and all the corn shucked […]

by · July 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health