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Ask Dr. Swiner: Gout and arthritis
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
I was raised in the South, and I can recall a distinct memory early on in medical school that inspired my topic for this article. I've also recently seen a lot of people suffering with this particular ailment. During my fourth year of medical school, a gentleman in a VA hospital was telling me about his painful foot. “I got the gouch, doc!”, he
 
Sleep critical to overall health
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Like many Americans, you may spend hours at the gym, choose all the right foods and think you're in peak health; but you could be missing a vital part of the equation. If you're not sleeping seven to nine hours each night, you're unlikely to achieve optimal health, according to the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration of the American
 
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
 

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Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown

The New Year’s Eve countdown will be held

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African American Dance Ensemble's Kwanzaafest

Dr. Chuck Davis and the African American Dance

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Kwanzaafest

Dr. Chuck Davis and the African American Dance

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RECIPE OF THE WEEK: A twist on classic celebrations

Another spirited holiday has arrived, heralding months of twinkling lights, festive celebrations

Avoid holiday scams

RALEIGH – While the holidays are a time of giving, experts say con artists are ready to

MEAC tickets set to go on sale

WOMEN N.C. Central Eagles, are you ready for the 2015 MEAC Tournament? All right, maybe not