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Black women more likely to die of breast cancer – especially in the South

May 30, 2019

When Felicia Mahone was 27, she felt her breast and found a mass. Breast cancer had killed nearly all the women in her family — her mother, two aunts and two cousins. Her doctor, though, downplayed the lump, assuring her everything would be all right. For months, Mahone resumed her busy life. But she couldn’t […]

Remember to stay hydrated in warm weather

May 23, 2019

Believe it or not, the calendar says we have made our way back to the warm days of spring and summer. This is a favorite times of the year for many people, but it often requires a few extra safe guards as we return to significantly warmer days and nights. One of the most important […]

Protect yourself and your children from the dangers of vaping

May 17, 2019

The United States Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., officially declared e-cigarette (vaping) use among youth an epidemic. The rates have skyrocketed in teens over the last year. These rates were doubled in teens that were 12th graders and also in kids that were as young as those in the sixth grade. This […]

Measles cases continue to rise in the United States

May 10, 2019

Measles cases are increasing again across the nation. As of late April, 2019, measles outbreaks have occurred in various areas of New York State, New York City, New Jersey, Washington D.C., California and Michigan. Although there are currently no measles cases in Guilford County, Guilford County Department of Public Health is closely monitoring our local […]

Rural hospital CEOs call for Medicaid expansion

May 2, 2019

At a roundtable meeting Wednesday seven CEOs of rural North Carolina hospitals explained to Gov. Roy Cooper and state Health and Human Services Sec. Mandy Cohen that expanding Medicaid would help their institutions keep the doors open. There were some common elements to all their stories. For starters, all of their hospitals are operating on […]

Rep. Adams and Rep. Underwood Launch Black Maternal Health Caucus

April 25, 2019

The United States is one of only 13 countries in the world where the rate of illness and death during pregnancy is rising. From 2000 to 2013, the U.S. experienced a substantial increase of 26.6 percent in maternal mortality. According to the Center for Disease Control, Black mothers in the U.S. die at a staggering […]

Aging and preventing cognitive loss

April 19, 2019

As people begin to age there are certain conditions that are of concern to them. They worry about their blood pressure and its effects on their body. These patients worry about the possibility of having a heart attack and how that could change one’s life. There seems to be even more concern about a stroke […]

JustTEENS Clinic provides safe, secure clinic procedure for teens

April 12, 2019

Adolescents are searching for a place to go that is teen friendly, private and confidential to receive health services. Access to healthcare is still extremely important to teens and young adults even though they are caught up in school, extracurricular activities or hanging out with friends and family. JustTEENS Clinic is the best place they […]

New guidelines from the American Heart Association

April 5, 2019

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have released new guidelines about prevention of heart disease and for the most part, these organizations are changing their attitude about aspirin. Now they say, it is not prudent to risk the possibility of having a gastric bleed ,the possible result of consuming […]

Low dose aspirin’s health benefits questioned

March 22, 2019

So many people take supplements and medications over the counter like they are taking candy. They take them because they think they will help their health. They observe family, friends and coworkers taking these supplements and decide they should take them also. So many times there is a lack of critical thinking about the supplement […]

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