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PEMBROKE — The COVID-19 pandemic has cost the lives of more than half a million Americans, millions more have become ill, some with long-lasting symptoms and society has been turned on its heels.  

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PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas has become the first site in the state to enroll a patient in a multicenter international clinical trial to determine if giving expecting mothers an investigational vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus could help protect their babies from RSV after they are born.

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PINEHURST —FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital became the first hospital in the Sandhills region to perform Targeted Lung Denervation, an investigational treatment option for patients suffering from frequent COPD flare-ups, or lung attacks.  

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PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas made history last week when Moore Regional Hospital was the first site to enroll a patient into a clinical trial using a combination treatment regimen for COVID-19 consisting of the antiviral remdesivir and a highly concentrated solution of antibodies that neutralize SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 

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PINEHURST — A routine physical in 2015 revealed lung cancer in non-smoker Terri Cook. A surgeon removed her upper right lobe and scans every six months for two years revealed no more cancer. Then in November 2017, the only time she went to a scan without her husband, the doctor reported “one, maybe two” concerning lesions on her lower right lobe. Cook held it together in front of her physician, but that brave face didn’t last when she told her husband. 

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PINEHURST — The clinical trials program at FirstHealth of the Carolinas is again making history, as the site enrolled the first patient into a worldwide trial testing the efficacy and safety of immune therapies designed to battle cervical cancer. 

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PINEHURST — While FirstHealth of the Carolinas has earned widespread acclaim as a national leader in community health, Sandhills residents may not know of a superpower within the system that offers opportunities for patients in the region and worldwide: its extensive clinical trials program.

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