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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

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Any City America

NC State will feature an exhibit by J Stacy Utley


Holiday Pops

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Playground Reopening

The city of Raleigh Parks Recreation and Cultural

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HIV/AIDS activists push for more funding

WASHINGTON – In an ongoing effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, physicians, health care

Economic security important for family’s development

RALEIGH – The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report last week that highlights the

America's women veterans deserve better

More than a quarter-million American women served honorably in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.