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Ask Dr. Swiner: Why am I so stressed?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Is it just me, or does everyone seem stressed nowadays? I often have to check with myself and ask, “Am I stressed?” And if the answer is yes, then I ask “Why?” My father brought an article to my attention last year and asked me to read it. He often does this to enlighten me or to somehow get his point across without actually having
Health officials confirm chikungunya in Cabarrus
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Cabarrus County health officials have confirmed the county's first case of chikungunya, saying the patient was infected while traveling in a Caribbean country. There have been nine other cases in North Carolina. In each instance, the person infected had traveled to the Caribbean. Chikungunya can be transmitted to humans by
Ask Dr. Swiner: Chikun-what?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I’m well aware and well versed in infections to prepare myself in the summertime for summer “colds,” tick-borne illnesses and even sexually transmitted diseases. However, when a patient returned from vacation in the Caribbean with suspected Chikungunya disease, I had to do some research. You may have heard by now about this new

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Business Lab

Durham County Library will host a Small Business


Scholars Workshop

The Brilliant & Beautiful Foundation,


Ministerial Anniversary Celebration

The Celebration and Praise Group of Durham will

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Millions in insurance rebates coming to Carolinas

More than $21 million in health insurance rebates will be coming to consumers in the Carolinas

Block this! A new kind of tracking tool

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top

Program gives fathers second chance

DURHAM – Fathers who have wronged their families in the past, can make things right again