Keeping your home kitchen clean is an important step in preventing foodborne illness. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia reports that proper cleaning of hands and surfaces is the single most important step in preventing foodborne...
July 23rd | 0
On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act(ACA) or “Obamacare.” This new law required that most people have health insurance...
July 27th | 0
Sampson County residents are going to see some new resources coming to play for those with diabetes, and services are already starting to be offered now at the Butler Court Senior Center.
July 25th | 0
If you have counted hundreds of sheep at bedtime and you still cannot fall asleep, you might suffer from insomnia. Insomnia may include difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep through the night, or not feeling well rested in the morning. There are...
July 23rd | 0
A monthly education series devoted to informing the public, as well as a variety of medical and mental health professionals, social workers, counselors, educators and many others in the community, will continue next week, recognizing Minority Mental...
July 22nd | 0
There is a saying that every disaster not only begins, but ends locally. Local first responders have always recognized this and train constantly to be as prepared as possible. With the events of 9/11 came the call for even better training from the...
July 18th | 0
While looking in the mirror, Becky Haislip instructs a group of line dancers to Pharrell's “Happy.” Beads of sweat roll down their faces as they move, spin and clap their hands to the up-tempo track played by DJ Rick Hamblen.
July 15th | 0
EYE-Qby R. Thomas Barowsky, MD
July 11th | 0
July 9th | 0
July is National Fireworks Safety Month. In my last column I discussed with you about the safety issues related to fireworks just in time to dampen your July Fourth celebration. Inevitably, along with this renewal of our active outdoor lifestyle will...
July 4th | 0
With increased consumer concerns over the safety of fresh produce, it is important to know how to prevent food-borne illness related to these types of foods. Washing fruits and vegetables is the best way to reduce your risks of food-borne illness. We...
July 1st | 0
In recognition of National Eye Safety Awareness Week I am going to scare you once again with statistics and educate you on how not to become one; especially with Independence Day weekend upon us.
June 27th | 0
Summer is here and the kids are out of school! This means it's the perfect time to explore the great outdoors. However, before you go outside make sure that you help children stay safe by following these simple tips.
June 25th | 0