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Put Me In Coach

When 14-year-old Sam Rice tore his ACL, a ligament controlling the back and forth motion of his knee, he feared the injury would affect his long-term ability to participate in sports. A life-long sports enthusiast, Sam began playing baseball at the age of four, joining his first travel team when he was seven. “He’s been …

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  • Jun 20
  • 2018

Wayne UNC Health Care Sponsors Climb Out of the Darkness® Event to Support Families Affected by Perinatal Mood Disorders

Wayne UNC Health Care is proud to sponsor this year’s Climb Out of the Darkness® event, providing support for North Carolina families affected by Perinatal Mood Disorders. Climb Out of the Darkness is a community walk and international fundraiser for survivors, providers and members of the community to come together, raising awareness for perinatal mood …

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  • Jun 11
  • 2018

Men’s Health Timeline

Pop quiz, just for men: What’s your doctor’s name? Wait, you do have a doctor, right? “Too many men don’t have a family physician and don’t get regular checkups,” says Jamie Ham, a Nurse Practitioner for UNC Internal Medicine at Goldsboro. “This problem is especially bad among younger men,” he says. Between ages 18 and 30, …

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  • Jun 08
  • 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

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