Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Matters
As we move slowly away from the shelter in place days of the pandemic, the debate over the COVID-19 vaccine rages on. People have strong opinions about the vaccine...
UNC Lenoir Orthopedic Surgeon Brings New Procedure to Kinston
Dr. Dimitri Thomas, orthopedic sports surgeon, recently completed the first knee cartilage transplant in the history of UNC Lenoir Health Care.
National Men's Health Month
June is National Men’s Health Month. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection...
How to prevent stroke and recognize the symptoms.
Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans have a stroke. Around 600,000 of them are a first stroke, while the others, nearly one in four, are a repeat stroke. Sadly, almost 140,000 if these stroke victims die from stroke. Almost 200,000 people who suffer stroke with have another stroke within five years.
May 6 is National Nurses Day
May 6 is National Nurses Day, and May 9 - 15 is National Hospital Week. How can we thank these wonderful people who give so much of themselves? Believe it or not, it doesn’t take much to show our Healthcare Heroes how much we appreciate them.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer prevention is also much like other cancers in that a healthy lifestyle will help lower your risk.
Preventing Heart Failure
Heart failure is a term that sounds like the heart has failed, but what it means is that the heart is not pumping blood and oxygen as well as it used to.
Living in the Time of COVID-19
Many of us would agree that these are trying times. COVID-19 has been greatly impacting our day-to-day lives for nearly all of 2020.
What to Expect with Knee Replacement Surgery
Do you think you may be a candidate for knee replacement surgery? Knee replacement surgery has been proven to benefit most patients, so it’s worth considering.
Preventive Health for Men – Why It Matters
There’s a common perception that men hate to go to the doctor, even if they’re feeling sick. This theory has persisted throughout the years.