Cholesterol: Too Much is Not a Good Thing

September 21, 2017

For many, September is synonymous with Labor Day, football and fall, which means chips, dips, barbeques, and everyone’s favorite tailgating delicacies.

Protecting Yourself and the Community from the Flu

August 31, 2017

Tomorrow is the first day of September. For many of us, September is a time for getting back into routines and looking forward to the cooler weather just around the corner. Unfortunately, that also means that flu season is upon us, as we’ve seen a few cases of the flu already.

Dr. Catriona Swift Joins Wilson Medical Center

August 2, 2017

Wilson Medical Center announces that Catriona Swift, D.O., has joined its active medical staff. Dr. Swift joins Drs. Isaacs, Cekada and Rucker at Wilson Surgical Associates.

World Breastfeeding Week: The benefits of breastfeeding

August 1, 2017

Healthy behaviors for new moms and babies take the spotlight August 1 – 7 during World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), an opportunity for health-related groups across the world to focus their efforts on the benefits of breastfeeding.

Paint the Park Pink Tonight at the Wilson Tobs

July 20, 2017

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 2D and 3D mammography can be the first step to diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

Summer Safety: Tips to keep your summer fun and injury free

July 13, 2017

Summer. 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 a vacation to the beach, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or embarking on early evening walks with the family.

Tips for summer safety for those with diabetes

June 29, 2017

Summer is in full swing here in Wilson, bringing with it the heat and humidity we enjoy each year! I guess that is the price we pay for being able to watch our crops, gardens and flowers bloom and grow.

Enjoy summer fun, but shield yourself again skin cancer

June 22, 2017

Wednesday marked the first official day of summer. Yay! Summertime, for most people, includes vacationing, cooling off in the pool, sending kids to camp and spending lots of time outdoors. No matter where I’m going, or what I’m doing, there’s always one thing that I throw in my bag – sunscreen!

This Week is Rural Hospital Week

May 25, 2017

It’s Rural Hospital Week and Wilson Medical Center is joining community hospitals and caregivers across the nation in highlighting the many ways we are making communities healthier - both inside and outside of our hospital walls.

May is Stroke Awareness Month

May 11, 2017

Through education and advances in treatment, stroke has dropped to the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.

Our Providers Put the "Care" in Healthcare

May 4, 2017

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.

Quality is the Cornerstone of the Patient Experience

April 20, 2017

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.

Learn More About Organ Donation

April 13, 2017

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 Foot Health Awareness Month

March 30, 2017

According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the average person takes 10,000 steps each day which adds up to more than three million steps per year.

Follow Discharge Instructions on the Road to Recovery

March 16, 2017

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.

Hands-Only CPR Saves Lives

February 9, 2017

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.

When It Comes to Your Heart, Play Smart!

February 2, 2017

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, one in four people die of heart disease every year.

Shaping up with New Year's Resolution

January 26, 2017

With the holidays behind us, we should all be looking forward to a happy and healthy 2017. One of the ways this can be done is by establishing a new workout routine.

Resolve to be Healthier this Year with Affordable Health Insurance

January 12, 2017

It’s the New Year, and you know what that means – resolutions! But this year, there’s an easy resolution you can make that will have a significant impact on your health for the upcoming year – visit the Health Insurance Marketplace and enroll in an affordable health insurance plan.

Donate and Save: Giving Blood to Save Lives is Easier than Ever

January 5, 2017

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. And seasonal obstacles like busy holiday schedules, blood drives canceled due to inclement winter weather, and illnesses like the flu sidelining potential donors can hamper efforts to maintain a healthy blood supply.

What Will Your End-of-Life Story be?

November 24, 2016

Whether you are 18 or 83, it is never too early to have a conversation about end-of-life decisions, especially when faced with an illness or disease that is terminal.

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