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PINEHURST — The FirstHealth of the Carolinas Bariatric Center has always put patients first, and Christi Embler, R.N., BSN, CBN, is set to provide a new level of personalized care to those seeking long-term weight loss and better overall health.

PINEHURST — Each year, millions of Americans get the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 8% of the U.S. population will get sick from the flu. 

PINEHURST— Driven by a shared goal that “all pathways will lead to freedom and survival from opioid addiction and dependence in the Sandhills region,” a partnership of more than 25 health and human services organizations in Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore and Richmond counties recently won a $1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration to implement activities to address opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery. 

PINEHURST — For more than 20 years, Cynthia Brewer had been able to manage her diabetes largely on her own. If her blood glucose levels became elevated, Brewer would adjust her daily diet based on what had always worked for her.

ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond will share important stroke prevention tips during a community event on World Stroke Day, Tuesday, Oct. 29. 

PINEHURST — The American Cancer Society estimates that by the year’s end in the United States 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and 41,760 will die from the disease. In North Carolina, where breast cancer ranks at the top of all new cancer diagnoses, that breaks down to 8,870 new cases and 1,390 deaths.

PINEHURST — Twin sisters Marlene Thomas and Darlene Reeves of Pinehurst have always shared. Not only do they share the same physical features and the same dental hygienist job (one works three days a week and the other two, then they switch), but they also experienced similar types of cancer.

HAMLET — Kassandra Schuhmann, DPT, has joined Janet Harris-Hicks, M.D., FACOG, FPMRS, and Alexandria P. Ross, FNP-C, at FirstHealth Urogynecology located at 108 Endo Lane, Suite 1, in Hamlet.

ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond is pleased to welcome general surgeon Bailey Sanders, M.D. to FirstHealth General Surgery in Rockingham. Dr. Sanders joins surgeons Fabian Alzamora, M.D., Willy Chu, M.D., Amelia Jeyapalan, M.D., and Reid Vegeler, M.D.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 15:22

Rock of Ages combines fun and fitness

ROCKINGHAM — Between the music and laughter at FirstHealth Fitness-Richmond on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, it can sometimes be difficult to tell where the fun stops and the exercise starts.

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