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Holidays add stress for family of sick and aging
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
MAXTON, N.C. – For every twinkle of a holiday light and crinkle of wrapping paper, there's stress associated with this time of year, especially for the thousands of North Carolinians who care for a loved one. Adding to their concern are waiting lists for existing services across the state that help support family caregivers. Lou Henderson of Maxton
 
Loss of smell could predict death for elderly
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Older adults who’ve lost their sense of smell — namely the ability to pick up on strong odors like smelly socks or bacon sizzling in a pan — could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according to a study involving more than 3,000 people ages 57 to 85. The study, which published recently in the science journal PLOS ONE,
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: suicide prevention
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
My first patient committed suicide a week ago. Well, at least it’s the first one I’m aware of. It was a patient I’ve known since I first became a doctor, and I’ve known his young wife since residency. It absolutely broke my heart, and I still don’t know what to think about it. He was such a sweet young man with a very sad
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: There are other cancers besides breast cancer
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of the most celebrated and popular of the cancer awareness causes. It should be due to it being one of the largest killers and devastating illnesses to affect women. However, it’s not THE largest killing cancer or the one that women, or men for that matter, are affected by the most. That would be
 
Upside of Affordable Care Act: health care costs down
Monday, October 27, 2014
RALEIGH – Not long ago, the airwaves were filled with predictions that health-care reform would be a disaster for taxpayers and consumers. That hasn't happened. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will cut the federal budget deficit by a hundred billion dollars despite adding health coverage for about 10
 
Improve your end-of-life health care
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The day my father died from prostate cancer, Jan. 11, 2011, is the day I decided that no family should ever experience the same pain. That day everything changed for me. I had worked for seven years at an organization whose sole focus is end-of-life care, yet I had not had even one conversation with my father about his end-of-life wishes. It was truly a
 

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Help find missing Durham child

If you see this missing child, call (919) 560-4600 or 911.

‘Big House’ Gaines honored with character award

Winston-Salem State legendary basketball coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines will

Public weigh in on transit future

DURHAM – If all gets approved and goes as planned, the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit