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.

Dr. Sanjay Cherukuri Joins Wilson Medical Center

October 4, 2016

Wilson Medical Center announced today that Sanjay Cherukuri, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering interventional cardiology services to patients throughout Wilson.

September is Fruit and Vegetable Month

September 28, 2016

If you are like the 90 percent of adults in North Carolina that do not consume enough fruits or the 93 percent of adults in North Carolina that do not consume enough vegetables, you may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes.

New 3D Mammograms Can Detect Cancer Earlier

July 19, 2016

Every single one of us probably knows at least one person who has been affected by breast cancer. Whether it’s your mom, sister, aunt, friend or a friend of a friend, breast cancer affects nearly one in eight women in the United States.

Shedding Light on the Myths of Hospice Care

June 28, 2016

I don’t know about you all, but I like to have a plan. We plan for births, weddings, and other important events in our lives, so it only makes sense to plan for your end-of-life care. Hospice of Wilson Medical Center can help with this.

Take Time to Focus on Men's Health

June 14, 2016

Women, on average, live almost six years longer than men. In fact, men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death including heart disease, stroke, cancer and suicide, according to the Men’s Health Network.

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