WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Since 1964, Wilson Medical Center has proudly served the health care needs of people throughout Wilson County and surrounding communities. As part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, we are building upon this legacy and strengthening our hospital for the … more
Wilson Wound Healing Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds during the fifth annual Wound Care Awareness Week — June 4 to 8. Wilson Wound Healing … more
The holidays are a favorite time of the year for many. From sparkling decorations and festive gatherings to scrumptious holiday food and savored time with family, December … more
Harrison Barnett won’t be getting a new kidney this week as scheduled, but a new, later date has been chosen. Barnett, 9, has been hospitalized at UNC Health Care for almost a month receiving … more
Earlier this year we proudly welcomed the Duke Cancer Network to our community. Many of our lives are touched by cancer, and about 1.7 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the … more
The dog days of summer have unofficially come to an end. School is back in full swing, which means busy schedules, homework and time to get back to planning. Eating healthy meals and spending time together with your family can oftentimes seem a … more
Chances are, you or someone you know has been diagnosed with pneumonia.  Pneumonia and influenza caused 2,115 deaths in North Carolina in 2015, ranking North Carolina 49th (No. 1 being the … more
Did you know that cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women? Nearly 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year; about a third of those women will die … more
Thanksgiving is here, and I hope that you are enjoying a day filled with family, good food and maybe a nap before the football games. It’s a day we often consider the events of the year, from … more
Do you remember when you used to put on your favorite bell bottoms and disco dance the night away? If you do, then it’s probably time to think about a routine colonoscopy screening. According to … more
Borderline diabetes is a term historically used to describe blood sugars that are elevated but not yet high enough to confirm a diagnosis of diabetes. The term was not clearly defined and no specific … more
The American Heart Association’s Wilson Heart Walk will be held Saturday, April 21 at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. Registration and activities will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk … more
As most everyone is well aware, we are in the midst of a significant flu season nationwide. Currently, the flu is considered widespread in every state in the United States with the exception of … more
Healthy behaviors for new moms and babies take the spotlight Aug. 1-7 during World Breastfeeding Week, an opportunity for health-related groups across the world to focus their efforts on the benefits of breastfeeding. Launched in 1991 by the … more
PASADENA, Calif. — When I arrived for my first mammogram it didn't take long for my sense of secrecy to shatter. Behind the counter were five young women, unoccupied and anxious to help. “Andrew Dalton, appointment for 8:45,” … more
It’s hard to believe July is already here! Busy lives for busy people, right? Are you and your family engaging in regular physical activity this summer? Are you and your kids swimming at the pool, playing at the park, sitting by a campfire … more
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but one may be more valuable when it comes to your health. Medical images captured by 2-D and 3-D mammography can be the first step to diagnosing and treating breast cancer. These images give physicians … more
Warmer weather is finally upon us and if you are like me, this is a very welcome sight given the winter we have endured here and throughout the country. As the calendar moves toward the warmer … more
ROCKY MOUNT — The “Walk of Remembrance for Steps Never Taken” is a local celebration of life that was established to honor all children lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. The fifth annual walk will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday … more
For many, September is synonymous with Labor Day, football and fall, which means chips, dips, barbecues and everyone’s favorite tailgating delicacies. This makes September a natural time to educate Wilson about the dangers of high cholesterol. … more
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