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Mountain Valley Hospice to Administer National Model for Medicare/Medicaid “Care Choices” Program

by staff The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has selected Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care to administer its “Care Choices” demonstration model. Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care provides hospice services to terminally ill patients and their families in 17 counties from 8 locations in North Carolina and […]

by · June 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Health Officials Encourage Caution as Temperatures Rise

By Staff As North Carolina approaches summer, health officials with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are urging citizens to take extra precautions against heat-related illnesses. “It is critical for people to take preventive action since North Carolina summers can be dangerously hot,” said Dr. Randall Williams, State […]

by · June 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
Forsyth County Health Officials Encourage Parents to Get Their Child’s School Immunizations Now

Forsyth County Health Officials Encourage Parents to Get Their Child’s School Immunizations Now

by staff The school year is winding down this week, but Forsyth County health officials want parents to think ahead to next year before summer fun kicks off. Instead of adding immunizations to the long list of things to do in the last weeks of summer vacation, health officials are […]

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Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center Needs Volunteers for Summer Session

by staff Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center has an immediate need for volunteers for the upcoming summer session, which runs from June 13th through August 8th. The next volunteer orientation is on Saturday, June 11th from 9:00AM to 11:30AM. Riverwood is set to have a record number of students participating in […]

by · June 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health, Non-profits, Sports
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Dr. Grey Weaver Jr. First Recipient of Nelson Professorship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at WFBMC

$1 Million Gift from an Alumnus Endows Professorship, Boosts Campaign Past $232 Million Mark A gift of $1 million from an alumnus of the residency program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has funded a new endowed professorship in pediatric ophthalmology as part of the comprehensive campaign to support the […]

Acupuncture Used in Clinical Settings Reduced Symptoms of Menopause

Acupuncture Used in Clinical Settings Reduced Symptoms of Menopause

Study following 209 women at Wake Forest Baptist and Duke University shows promise for non-hormonal treatment Acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by as much as 36 percent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “Although acupuncture does not […]

by · June 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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
allergies

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