Health and Wellness

Transplant gives local man new outlook on life

    Transplant gives local man new outlook on life

Less than two years ago doctors diagnosed Sherman Transou with congestive heart failure and told him that his heart was only pumping 10 percent of blood, today he uses that motivate others.

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Connecting our communities with medical-health professionals

    Connecting our communities with medical-health professionals

More medical-health professionals need to know how to reach and speak with us.

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Group promotes SAD awareness

    Group promotes SAD awareness

Do the shorter, darker days make you cranky? It may mean you have a type of depression triggered by Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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New WIC office now at United Health Centers at Peters Creek

    New WIC office now at United Health Centers at Peters Creek

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health has a new WIC office at the United Health Centers at Peters Creek Parkway.

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Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations

  Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients.

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Commissioners approve funding to enhance Tuberculosis Infection testing

  Commissioners approve funding to enhance Tuberculosis Infection testing

During their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a budget ordinance to increase Latent Tuberculosis (TB) infection screening in the area. 

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Severe blood shortage: Red Cross needs donations

  Severe blood shortage: Red Cross needs donations

Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. 

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Hospital patients celebrate Halloween

  Hospital patients celebrate Halloween

To add some Halloween spirit to Brenner Children’s Hospital, three large pumpkins were donated and carved by a local farmer.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s in W-S raises over $122,000

  Walk to End Alzheimer’s in W-S raises over $122,000

Special to The Chronicle On Nov. 5, nearly 900 people joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Winston-Salem

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Health insurance sign-up starts today with lower rates for many

  Health insurance sign-up starts today with lower rates for many

Despite well publicized efforts against the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) that drove up premiums for 2018 plans, most ACA costumers will be seeing lower rates from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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