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PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas invites residents in Moore, Richmond, Hoke, Montgomery and Lee counties to participate in the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment.  

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Friday, 08 October 2021 19:58

Former student memorialized at Richmond Senior

ROCKINGHAM — One former student will be forever remembered with a memorial tree, plaque and bench at Richmond Senior High School.

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WASHINGTON — North Carolina's 8th District congressman is teaming up with a high-profile Texas counterpart to help sponsor a bill clarifying the federal government's response to health care emergencies.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced a significant milestone in the fight against COVID-19. Seventy percent of North Carolinians age 18 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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SANFORD — There are plenty of places to eat in your town. There is no wait to speak of, either. But the local eateries just aren’t that appetizing. The food really isn’t that good; the service, less than ideal. Hence, when desiring a good meal out, you, and many of your neighbors, usually elect to make the drive across the county line to where the offerings are more to your liking. Updated menus, modern kitchens, great service, an experience, and recipes that hit the spot.

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PINEHURST — Following pelvic floor injuries sustained during the birth of her second son, former FirstHealth of the Carolinas nurse Laura Fong, R.N., BSN, thought enduring pelvic pain, discomfort and incontinence would be part of her life. After meeting with FirstHealth urogynecologist Janet Harris-Hicks, M.D., she realized that was not the case. 

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RALEIGH — COVID-19 cases in North Carolina may actually be decreasing, even as media hysteria and local mask mandates rage on. 

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RALEIGH — To strengthen and extend protections against severe illness, North Carolinians at high risk for serious illness or exposure who have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech (COMINARTY) vaccine for six months or more can now receive a COVID-19 booster shot.

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Thursday, 23 September 2021 17:35

COLUMN: What is gout?

CHERAW, S.C. — Gout is the buildup of uric acid in the body’s joints. Uric acid is a byproduct of purine metabolism in the body. Normally it is excreted in the urine, but higher levels can build up. When it does, uric acid forms crystals in the cooler joints in the body, most commonly at the base of the big toe, although it can affect the foot, ankle, knees, wrists, or elbows. These crystals make a strong inflammatory response very quickly and the pain can be excruciating.

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Winston-Salem based Novant Health has suspended more than 300 employees effective this week for not getting a COVID-19 vaccine. According to a press release from the hospital system, those who have not either had one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or a first dose of Moderna or Pfizer will not be allowed to report to work. Those with one dose will have until Oct. 15 to get the second one.

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