Health

Hospice of Iredell receives national honor

Fourth year in a row for HPCIC recognition

‚ÄčIredell Health System's mission to 'Inspire Wellbeing Together'

Emphasis on healthy habits, preventative care

Focus on Heath: Preventing bone loss is critical to health and longevity

Nearly 10 million people in the U.S. are estimated to be living with osteoporosis, while another 34 million with low bone mass are at risk of developing the disease.

N.C. health officials urge precautions after uptick in mumps cases

Seven cases confirmed across state in April.

How would you reform Medicaid in North Carolina?

Department of Health seeking public's input

NAMI offers mental health support groups in Statesville, Huntersville

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.

Focus on Fitness: The three basic rules for maintaining lean muscle

A Certified Fitness and Nutrition Specialist can put together a sound meal plan based upon your individual data.

N.C. Health officials encourage protection against HIV and STDs

‚ÄčAn estimated 36,800 people live with HIV in North Carolina, with approximately 3,400 unaware of their infection.

Focus on Health & Fitness: The role of gastric emptying time in weight control

Slowing down the digestive process helps regulate blood-glucose levels, reducing cravings for carbs.

Iredell Memorial Hospital receives top rating for patient safety

This is the fourth consecutive time the Leapfrog Group has awarded an “A” grade to Iredell Memorial.

Meteorologists predict worsening allergies due to early spring

Spring allergies can start as early as February and last until summer.

Iredell Memorial Hospital Lab recognized for excellence

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Iredell Memorial Hospital’s Pathology and Medical Laboratory Services Department.

Partners begins implementation of Whole Person Integrated Care Model

Partners Behavioral Health Management contracts with care providers to ensure that treatment options are available for eligible residents of Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Surry, and Yadkin counties.

Focus on Health & Fitness: Avoid body fat by keeping blood-sugar levels in check

Pam Fox Column: This is the second column in a series on nutrition.

Gov. Cooper declares April Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Proclamation raises awareness of second-leading cause of cancer death in women.

NAMI Lake Norman/Iredell offers mental health classes

The free, 12-week class helps family members and caregivers understand and provide support to individuals dealing with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other diagnosis.

Iredell Health System physician earns Board Certification in Obesity Medicine

Dr. Yvette-Marie Pellegrino is only one of about 50 North Carolina doctors to earn this certification.

Focus on Health & Fitness: Dwelling on your weight is a mistake

Pam Fox Column: Over the next four weeks, I will be covering some of the myths that surround nutrition today and give three basic rules for success that will help you keep lean muscle mass and get rid of fat.

Iredell Health System stresses the importance of colorectal cancer screenings

Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and in Iredell County.

Iredell’s Pulmonary Rehab Program offers breath of fresh air

For decades, Dan Pardue has taught singers in Iredell County how to control their breathing to make music. Now 50 years into his career as a vocal instructor, Pardue is a student again — learning to live and breathe with a degenerative lung disease.

Drug take-backs part of effort to prevent poisonings

SPD to take part in National Poison Prevention Week

Video: How's Your Sleep Posture?

Improper sleep positions cause stress on your spine which will lead to neck pain, headaches, numbness and tingling in the hands and back pain.

Flu on the rise across state; 16 deaths reported last week

There have been 65 influenza-associated deaths this season in N.C., which started last Oct. 2.

Focus on Health: The importance of a healthy thyroid

It’s estimated that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and as many as 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.

Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center receives prestigious awards

Is it a sinus headache or a migraine?

Migraine headaches are the third most common illness in the world, with an estimated 37 million Americans suffering migraines at least occasionally.

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center announces Employee of the Year

RN Yang Hancock honored for her professionalism, commitment to teamwork and dedication to patient care.

From Heart Disease to Hope

Iredell Health System’s cardiac rehab program helps patients improve their odds

Partners Behavioral Health operating out of new location

Partners, which has a contract with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, manages the behavioral health needs of individuals who are insured by Medicaid or who have no insurance.

Research: Chronic sitting can he hazardous to your health

Research shows that time spent sitting is clearly associated with an increased risk of mortality from heart disease, cancer and diabetes – regardless of whether you exercise regularly.

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