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2018 Community Health Needs Assessment

Wayne UNC is conducting a Community Health Assessment in Wayne County. This assessment is being undertaken by a partnership of 33 counties, hospitals, health systems, and health departments in Eastern North Carolina. It allows us to better understand the health status and needs of the community we serve and use the knowledge gained to implement programs …

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  • May 17,
  • 2018

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Chronic Wounds?

You may have heard the buzz around hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Sports teams and cyclists love them, they cure deep-sea divers who get “the bends” (decompression sickness), and Michael Jackson was rumored to sleep in one (he denied it). But what can these incredible machines do for the rest of us? Turns out these pressurized chambers …

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  • May 17,
  • 2018

Wayne UNC Health Care to Open First Phase of New State-of-the-Art Surgery Center

Wayne UNC Health Care will open the first phase of its new, state-of-the-art Surgery Center May 21, adding 40,000-square-feet to its existing center.   Designed with patients in mind, the new center will feature advanced operating room technology and innovative universal rooms for both pre- and post-surgical care.  When all phases of the Surgery Center …

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  • May 16,
  • 2018

I, Jennifer Hall, RN, BSN am the Patient Experience

  “My name is Jennifer Hall and I am a behavioral health nurse at Wayne UNC Health Care. I graduated from nursing school in 2013 and have been devoted to serving the mental health population. My love of mental health nursing came from trauma experienced in the most vulnerable time of my childhood life. Mental illness was no …

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  • May 14,
  • 2018

What to Do When the Woman You Love Has Postpartum Depression

If your wife or partner has symptoms of postpartum depression, you might feel uncertain about what to do to help. It can be confusing and even frightening to see the mother of your child struggle with such intense, negative emotions when you thought this would be a joyous time. It’s important to know that what she’s …

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  • May 01,
  • 2018

Signs Your Child May Need Handwriting Support

Handwriting is a complex process, involving coordination of the eyes, arms, hands, pencil grasp, letter formation and body posture. According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, a child’s handwriting development can tip off potential developmental problems that can affect their learning, because teachers often rely on written work to measure how well a child is …

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  • Apr 30,
  • 2018