June 22, 2017
Wednesday marked the first official day of summer. Yay! Summertime, for most people, includes vacationing, cooling off in the pool, sending kids to camp and spending lots of time outdoors. No matter where I’m going, or what I’m doing, there’s always one thing that I throw in my bag – sunscreen!
June 15, 2017
June 8, 2017
It’s probably no secret to anyone that, on average, women take a more proactive approach to their health than men do.
May 31, 2017
The Wound Care Center at Wilson Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds.
May 25, 2017
It’s Rural Hospital Week and Wilson Medical Center is joining community hospitals and caregivers across the nation in highlighting the many ways we are making communities healthier - both inside and outside of our hospital walls.
May 24, 2017
Chris Pritchard recognized for demonstrating compassion and unwavering commitment
to helping others
May 18, 2017
Cancer. Heart disease. Stroke. Everyone hears about these diseases all the time and rightfully so since they can lead to severe illness and even death.
May 11, 2017
Through education and advances in treatment, stroke has dropped to the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.
May 4, 2017
This May, we’re proud to join with several organizations in celebrating and recognizing a number of providers at Wilson Medical Center, and throughout our area, who are working hard every day to help make our communities healthier.
April 27, 2017
Wash your hands! How many times have we heard this phrase repeated over our lifetimes?
April 20, 2017
April 24 – 28 marks Patient Experience Week, an annual event that gives us the chance to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of all of our physicians, nurses and staff at Wilson Medical Center.
April 13, 2017
I was 16 years old when I made the decision to become an organ donor. That decision is represented with a shiny red heart displayed on my driver’s license. I’m sure many of you have done the same as well.
April 5, 2017
In recent years, there has been continued debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one thing remains clear: vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives.
March 30, 2017
According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the average person takes 10,000 steps each day which adds up to more than three million steps per year.
March 23, 2017
Today marks my second day practicing in Wilson and I am very proud to bring endocrine services to the area.
March 21, 2017
March 16, 2017
We have all heard the story of an elderly person who was discharged from the hospital after spending several days being treated for some medical condition, only to return and be readmitted a week or so later.
March 10, 2017
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to schedule a colonoscopy screening.
March 1, 2017
Food can mean a number of things to us. It can be a source of delight, a means to gather friends and loved ones around a common table, even an instrument of comfort at the end of a long day
February 23, 2017
Does my child need ear tubes? Are my child’s tonsils too big? Should I worry about a swollen lymph node? Is it normal for my child to snore?
February 16, 2017
The word “quality” has become an important buzz word in the healthcare industry, and for good reason.
February 9, 2017
So you’re sitting at home watching “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Code Black” or “Chicago Med”, or maybe you’re lucky enough to catch an old episode of “ER” on a triple-digit channel somewhere.
February 2, 2017
Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, one in four people die of heart disease every year.
January 26, 2017
With the holidays behind us, we should all be looking forward to a happy and healthy 2017. One of the ways this can be done is by establishing a new workout routine.
January 19, 2017
Coming to the hospital is usually something most of us desire to avoid, except for the occasion of childbirth.
January 12, 2017
It’s the New Year, and you know what that means – resolutions! But this year, there’s an easy resolution you can make that will have a significant impact on your health for the upcoming year – visit the Health Insurance Marketplace and enroll in an affordable health insurance plan.
January 5, 2017
January 5, 2017
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. And seasonal obstacles like busy holiday schedules, blood drives canceled due to inclement winter weather, and illnesses like the flu sidelining potential donors can hamper efforts to maintain a healthy blood supply.
December 29, 2016
In just a few short days, we’ll be toasting each other and celebrating a New Year – 2017!
December 22, 2016
As we enter this holiday season I am reminded that not everyone is as fortunate as many of us.
December 15, 2016
From the turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving to the delicious desserts, treats for Santa and eggnog at Christmas, the holidays are one of the hardest times of year to eat healthy.
December 8, 2016
Looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life? This year, Wilson Medical Center wants you to think outside the box and give them a gift that will truly keep on giving – quality, affordable health insurance.
November 24, 2016
Whether you are 18 or 83, it is never too early to have a conversation about end-of-life decisions, especially when faced with an illness or disease that is terminal.
November 17, 2016
More than half of all patients admitted to a hospital receive antibiotics. Some get them for an active infection, such as pneumonia.
November 10, 2016
An estimated 29.1 million people (9.3 percent of the population) have diabetes, and nearly 28 percent are undiagnosed.
November 3, 2016
Here’s some good news: When it comes to health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, millions of Americans benefit from federal financial assistance each year, and you may, too.
October 27, 2016
Diabetes mellitus, or “high sugar” as it is often referred to, is one of the oldest documented medical conditions.
October 20, 2016
There is no greater joy than welcoming a new baby into the world. While the majority of pregnancies result in a healthy baby boy or girl who thrives into childhood, thousands of families are faced with the trauma of losing a child.
October 10, 2016
What goes with falling leaves, crisp air, and pumpkin spice everything? Your flu shot, of course!
October 7, 2016
Susan Clayton, RN, MSN, has been selected as one of The Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina by The Great 100, Inc.
October 4, 2016
Wilson Medical Center announced today that Sanjay Cherukuri, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering interventional cardiology services to patients throughout Wilson.
October 4, 2016
Last month, we discussed ovarian cancer and the fact there are no good screening tools for early detection.
September 28, 2016
If you are like the 90 percent of adults in North Carolina that do not consume enough fruits or the 93 percent of adults in North Carolina that do not consume enough vegetables, you may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes.
September 23, 2016
Wilson Medical Center CEO William “Bill” Caldwell announced today that Preston Callison will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Duke LifePoint hospital, effective September 26, 2016.
September 20, 2016
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and as such I thought it would be appropriate to use this column to discuss the current state of ovarian cancer in the United States.
September 13, 2016
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries that supply blood to the internal organs, arms and legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis.
September 6, 2016
Across the U.S., nearly 30 percent of children are overweight or obese – that’s one in every three kids. Here in Wilson, we are slightly above the national average at 38.3%, and frankly, that’s way too high.
August 30, 2016
Friday night I felt so much excitement as I pulled into the Fike High School parking lot for Friday night football.
August 29, 2016
Wilson, NC (August 29, 2016) – Wilson Medical Center announced today that Lawrence Yenni M.D., has joined the Wilson Physician Services team.
August 23, 2016
Have you ever heard the expression “jolly old soul”?” Well, research has shown there is truth in that phrase.