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  • Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital Opens

    Novant Health and Birmingham, Ala.-based Encompass Health held a grand opening celebration on Sept. 26 for its new, freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital, Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health. The hospital will begin caring for patients on Oct. 8. Located at 2475 Hillcrest Center Circle in Winston-Salem, the rehabilitation hospital has 68 private patient rooms including one [...]

    2019-01-28T08:05:00-04:00October 27th, 2018|Medical Providers, News & Information|

    Salemtowne: A Rich Heritage

    By Renee Brumagin with information gleaned from Salemtowne resident Lu Newman’s book The Long, Long Road to Salemtowne. Salemtowne, a non-profit continuing care retirement community near historic Bethabara, has a rich heritage, based on 45 years of caring for older adults. Its roots are traced back to 1887 when a poor, ill girl, dying of tuberculosis, came to the [...]

    Tinnitus: A Clinical Review

    Tinnitus is an umbrella term that defines any sound in the ears or head, including ringing, crickets, roaring, buzzing, whooshing, pulsing, etc. Pronounced “tin-a-tus” or “tin-eye-tus,” 2.6 billion people of all ages worldwide experience this subjective phenomenon, making awareness and education on this topic vital. Causes Tinnitus is most commonly caused by underlying hearing disorders/diseases of the ear. Some causes [...]

    2019-01-02T15:23:45-04:00November 13th, 2017|Hearing & Vision|

    Well•Spring Introduces Just1Navigator

    The Well•Spring Group is turning the spotlight on a full range of services for seniors – both inside and outside the walls of its well-known retirement community, Well•Spring in Greensboro. “As we approach the 25th anniversary of our award-winning retirement community, many people know us as that wonderful place,” said Stephen P. Fleming, president and CEO of The Well•Spring Group. [...]

    2019-01-03T18:44:11-04:00October 9th, 2017|Home Care & Home Health|

    Choosing a Cancer Screening Option

    North Carolina’s screening rate for colon cancer is currently just above 68 percent. According to analysis by the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table, if North Carolina can reach 80 percent screening by 2018 (a national goal), 7,909 cases could be prevented and 5,796 lives could be saved by 2030 in our state alone. Early diagnosis is the key to surviving [...]

    2019-01-03T14:59:10-04:00August 17th, 2017|Medical Providers, Wellness|

    On What’s New in Cataract Surgery

    Patricia Smith, M.D. founder of Triangle Eye Physicians, is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a fellowship-trained corneal specialist. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the International Refractive Surgery Society, and the Refractive Surgery Alliance. With age comes the slowly increasing haze [...]

    2019-03-29T17:41:36-04:00July 18th, 2017|Hearing & Vision|

    Health Care Updated

    Cone Health brings a new way of getting health care to the area through convenient InstaCare, located in Suite 206 at 3824 North Elm Street. The new medical office allows consumers to reserve their spot online, choose from a menu of medical conditions, walk into the clinic and pay with a credit card – all with transparent pricing. Appointments [...]

    2019-01-02T15:55:16-04:00July 6th, 2017|Medical Providers|

    Rex Opens Heart and Vascular Center

    The new North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital brings all of UNC REX’s heart and vascular services together on the main Raleigh campus of UNC REX Healthcare at the corner of Blue Ridge Road and Lake Boone Trail. Equipped with the latest technology for patient care and procedures, the hospital incorporates best practices in both the treatment and prevention of [...]

    2019-01-03T16:40:43-04:00June 15th, 2017|Medical Providers, Wellness|

    Myths About Hearing Loss

    1. Hearing loss only affects the elderly. Although statistics (NIDCD, 2010) show that one in three people ages 65+ have hearing loss, about 20 percent of all Americans report some loss. Approximately 15 percent of those ages 20-69 have hearing loss due to noise exposure at work and leisure activities (Center for Disease Control). 2. It doesn’t affect my overall [...]

    2019-01-02T15:22:38-04:00May 3rd, 2017|Hearing & Vision|
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