Health & Wellness

  • Student eyesight focus of $200,000 grant

    Tue, Jul 16, 2019

    Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation will receive $40,000 each year for five years from The Duke Endowment for mobile vision clinics that provide free screenings, eye exams and glasses to economically disadvantaged students at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

  • UNC research: 46,000 high schoolers have vaped marijuana

    Fri, Jun 28, 2019

    Researchers at UNC School of Medicine found almost one in ten North Carolina adolescents reported having "vaped" marijuana.  The researchers also found strong associations between the use of certain types of tobacco products and the use of e-cigarette devices and progressing to vaping marijuana.

  • Mebane surgery center cuts through the smoke

    Fri, Jun 21, 2019

    The MedCenter Mebane Surgery Center operated by Cone Health was recently recognized for working to make surgeries safer for patients and staff by reducin

  • Prostate cancer patients don't seek follow-up care

    Mon, Jun 10, 2019

    Preliminary results from a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study found that just 15 percent of a group of men in North Carolina with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance instead of treatment followed the recommended monitoring guidelines.