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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
Mayor Joines Honors North Carolina’s Oldest Resident at 112 Years Old

Mayor Joines Honors North Carolina’s Oldest Resident at 112 Years Old

By Michael A. Wiseman Photos by Chad Nance The first flight of the Wright Brothers… The sinking of the Titanic… Germany invading Poland.. The Model T… Hiroshima… The Civil Rights Movement… multiple world and international wars… D-Day… Moon Landing… Women’s Suffrage… The Great Depression.. The Great Recession… Television… The Atomic […]

by · June 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Wake Forest Baptist Answers Your Burning Questions about Sun Exposure

Flip-flops and bathing suits coupled with clear skies and warm temperatures may seem like a winning combination, but exposed skin can only handle so much time in the sun. Without protection, our skin is vulnerable to the damaging effects of sun exposure. “It’s a myth that tanned skin is a […]

by · June 22, 2015 · 1 comment · Community, Health
Walgreens and POSSE Team for Free HIV Testing in Winston-Salem

Walgreens and POSSE Team for Free HIV Testing in Winston-Salem

By Staff In lead up to National HIV Testing day on June 27, POSSE is teaming with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, to encourage community members to know their HIV status and take advantage of free HIV testing. In […]

by · June 22, 2015 · 1 comment · Community, Health
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Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

By Staff If you plan to splash around in water this summer, don’t forget to protect yourself and your children against swimmer’s ear. “We all know the importance of applying sunscreen to help prevent skin cancer,” said Adele Evans, M.D., associate professor of otolaryngology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. […]

by · June 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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New Immunization Laws for Children Entering Kindergarten and 7th Grade

By Staff New Immunizations Laws will affect children entering Kindergarten and 7th grade for the 2015-2016 school year. Children who start Kindergarten or 7th grade on or after July 1, 2015 will be required to have specific vaccines to protect them from serious diseases.

by · June 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Health Tips in the Nick of Time: Treating Strokes

Provided By Novant Health Every second is vital when it comes to treating strokes A stroke happens when a blockage or abnormality in an artery causes a lack of blood flow to the brain, and when it comes to treating stroke, minutes matter. “Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death […]

by · June 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors in Weeks Leading up to Summer

By Staff   The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in. Blood and platelet donations often decrease when regular donors are vacationing and school is out of session, but […]

by · May 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
Tips to Stay Vigilant Against Rabies

Tips to Stay Vigilant Against Rabies

By Staff As warmer weather approaches, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages North Carolinians to be aware of their surroundings and take precautions while enjoying the North Carolina outdoors with family, friends and pets, to prevent the spread of rabies.

by · May 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Community, Health
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I Know Your Secret, Victoria and I Don’t Like It

By Kristen Daukas   This is a story about a woman named Victoria. Victoria has a secret. Actually she has a lot of secrets and I’m not a fan of any of them. Victoria likes to get together with all of her friends and have sleepovers. And during their sleepovers, […]

by · May 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Community, Guests, Health