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The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new study finds. These cancers are rising fast, especially in men, and research … more
ASHEVILLE — Jane Doe 246, as she is called in a police report, was found Oct. 23 just after 4 p.m. She was still in her sleeping bag near the banks of the French Broad River. Temperatures had dropped that Sunday morning to as low as 35 … more
May is Stroke Awareness Month. Through education and advances in treatment, stroke has dropped to the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. For Wilson County, stroke is still the third-leading cause of death. Stroke is the … more
WASHINGTON — Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Is he looking into the future or taking a gamble? With college costs rising steadily and … more
This May, we’re proud to join with several organizations in celebrating and recognizing a number of providers at Wilson Medical Center, and throughout our area, who are working hard every day to help make our communities healthier. From May … more
About 300 walkers from Wilson took steps to save lives Saturday at the 2017 Wilson Heart Walk. The annual American Heart Associated event was held ... more
Wash your hands! How many times have we heard this phrase repeated over our lifetimes? And not without reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80 percent of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. … more
Birthday cards have filled the mailbox at Scott and Sonja Hayes’ house in recent days to celebrate Scott’s 52nd birthday on April 13. As of Tuesday afternoon, Scott has received 1,018 cards. Sonja had asked friends on Facebook to help … more
April 24–28 marks Patient Experience Week, an annual event that gives us the chance to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of all of our physicians, nurses and staff at Wilson Medical Center. They are the heart of our community hospital … more
I was 16 years old when I made the decision to become an organ donor. That decision is represented with a shiny red heart displayed on my driver’s license. I’m sure many of you have done the same as well. April is National Donate … more
STOCKHOLM — The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another “cyborg” is created. What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is … more
WASHINGTON — Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new research … more
In recent years, there has been continued debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one thing remains clear: Vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives. And if that isn’t reason enough, childhood … more
NASHVILLE — Attorney General Josh Stein said Tuesday that the opioid crisis is “leaving a trail of death and misery” all across the state. Stein was in Nashville to hold a roundtable on the opioid crisis and hear about that … more
According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the average person takes 10,000 steps each day, which adds up to more than 3 million steps per year. April serves as Foot Health Awareness Month, and since we’re only a few days … more
Today marks my second day practicing in Wilson and I am very proud to bring endocrine services to the area. I’d like to introduce myself to the community and explain a little about our new practice and what types of services we provide. I … more
Four Wilson teenagers gathered at Moe’s Southwest Grill on Sunday with T-shirts for friends who have signed up to walk in the Great Strides walk for cystic fibrosis on April 1 in Greenville. The four teens have organized their walking team, … more
WASHINGTON — Years after she left the Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor remained enthusiastic about the early morning exercise class she started at the highest court in the land — the basketball court that sits one floor above … more
We have all heard the story of an elderly person who was discharged from the hospital after spending several days being treated for some medical condition, only to return and be readmitted a week or so later. Oftentimes they return to the hospital … more
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to schedule a colonoscopy screening. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women combined in the United States, according to the American Cancer … more
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