Remembering 9/11 :: September 11, 2001

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The community came out with tremendous support for the April 29th Fish Fry presented by Angel Medical Center.

Approximately $3,000 was raised and more than 280 dinners were served.

A lot of dinners were taken out and many more came to eat and socialize in the hospital cafeteria.

A PowerPoint presentation of the hospital, “Through the Years,” was given as a part of “Raising the Temperature” on the thermometer out front and unveiling the banner of the Breast Health Center recognition wall across from Radiology.

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On the eve of Tick and Mosquito Awareness Month, state health officials are reminding people to be careful because warmer, wetter weather brings out more of the disease-carrying pests.

All North Carolinians are urged to take simple steps to prevent mosquitoes and ticks from biting them and to reduce breeding sites around the home.

“Spring rains and warmer weather provide ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes and ticks,” said State Health Director Jeff Engel. “Ticks and mosquitoes can be more than just a nuisance.

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But unnecessary burden for others

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A new study of U.S. veterans ages 70 and older finds that the healthiest get the most benefit from current colon cancer screening methods. However, for many less healthy veterans the burdens of screening may outweigh the benefits.

“This study shows that we really need to target screening in older adults, so that those who will benefit do get screened and followedup while those who won’t benefit aren’t exposed to unnecessary burdens,” said Christine E. Kistler, MD, assistant professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lead author of the study.

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Four Seasons, a local provider of end-of-life care services, will be offering its volunteer training classes to all those who would like to learn about, or enhance, care-giving skills.

The information provided is useful in any setting, from homes to facilities.

Attendance does not require a commitment to become a Four Seasons volunteer.

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