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PINEHURST – According to the American Cancer Society, there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things a woman can do that might lower her risk, such as changing risk factors that she can control, especially those that are related to personal behaviors.

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HAMLET – The FirstHealth Board of Directors has accepted a recommendation from the FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Hamlet Board of Advisors to discontinue providing clinical services at Moore Regional Hospital-Hamlet. The last day for clinical services at the hospital in Hamlet will be November 3, 2017.

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PINEHURST, N.C. – A family nurse practitioner, with a background in both acute and urgent care nursing, will assume an unusual role during October with her affiliation with two FirstHealth of the Carolinas family medicine programs.

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PINEHURST – In September 1990, Dewey McClendon, a Montgomery County resident with a long history of heart trouble, became the first person to have open-heart surgery at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

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PINEHURST – Chris Ashworth (third from left) of Hallmark and Keyana Cotton (third from right) of the Daphne’s Hallmark store in Southern Pines’ Pinecrest Plaza deliver “Itty Bitty” stuffed toys to the pediatric unit at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. Shown accepting the donation are (from left) Jane Claire Dawkins, R.N.; Rebecca McCashin, R.N.; Beth Hutchinson, R.N.; and Halona Elliott, R.N., of Moore Regional’s Women & Children’s department. Hallmark customers donate to the annual collection of “Itty Bitty” toys, which are then donated to social service organizations that serve children. This year, the Daphne’s store collected more than 800 “Itty Bitty” toys and donated 600 to Moore Regional for distribution to the hospital’s pediatric patients. Hallmark stores throughout the region collected more than 5,100 toys for distribution throughout the state.

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PINEHURST – According to many medical authorities, including those with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, there are many reasons to breastfeed.

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TROY – With an industrial community that includes such varied commodities as lumber, footwear, braided rugs and furniture and an employee base that numbers in the thousands, Montgomery County seemed the perfect place for FirstHealth of the Carolinas to pilot its new Occupational Health & Wellness program.

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