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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
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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