WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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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
Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it's not the “we need more” news you might expect. Instead, they say there's too much needless testing and … more
Looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life? This year, Wilson Medical Center wants you to think outside the box and give him a gift that will truly keep on giving — quality, affordable health … more
Flu season is underway in North Carolina, with confirmed cases throughout the state last month, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The department reported that … more
School’s out, and so is the sun. With the days at their longest and brightest, many of us are taking advantage of the season, soaking up vitamin D and spending as much time in the fresh summer air as we can — whether that means planning … more
Communication seems to be the new trendy word when it comes to outcome failures in all walks of life. We did not communicate the purpose. We did not communicate the “why” something needed to be … more
Summer is here, and that means our wonderful North Carolina weather is hot and humid! With heat and humidity in mind, it is important to stay hydrated. Humans can survive for about one month without food, but survival is only possible for a few … more
It’s hard to believe that the N.C. Whirligig Festival is this weekend. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? The festival planning committee certainly knows it is November. They’ve been … more
Food can mean a number of things to us. It can be a source of delight, a means to gather friends and loved ones around a common table, even an instrument of comfort at the end of a long day. But most importantly, food is fuel. The bonds between … 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
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
It’s probably no secret to anyone that, on average, women take a more proactive approach to their health than men do. That historic imbalance reveals its sobering effects in the facts. According to studies noted by the Men’s Health … 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
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
What would you do? There is an entire television program dedicated to this one question. What would you do if someone wanted to hold your newborn baby? What would you do if you noticed that your dinner plate was dirty in a restaurant? Would … more
Do not resuscitate: Three words that, for some, can be so intimidating and scary yet are so important when it comes to planning for your health care. What those words mean can also be so confusing. So let’s start with some basic … more
Did you know that there are roughly 43 million people in the United States who act as a family caregiver? Caregivers play a vital role in providing care to someone at home or a health care … more
So you’re sitting at home watching “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Code Black” or “Chicago Med,” or maybe you’re lucky enough to catch an old episode of “ER” on a triple-digit channel somewhere. … 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
Wilson medical center Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace began Nov. 1. As you may recall, the Health Insurance Marketplace has been offering expanded access to low-cost health … more
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