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Medical Monday 8.25.2014: National Immunization Awareness Month

Medical Monday 8.25.2014: National Immunization Awareness Month

| August 26, 2014

Each August, the value of immunizations is highlighted through National Immunization Awareness month. In this weeks Medical Monday, Angela Christoforos talked to local healthcare professionals to find out why they are so important… Pines Health Supervisor¬†Patti Dorman said,¬†“It takes a second, and it protects you and it protects your family and your friends you’re doing […]

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Medical Monday 8.11.14: Arthroplasty Surgery Helping Patients With Hand Arthritis

Medical Monday 8.11.14: Arthroplasty Surgery Helping Patients With Hand Arthritis

| August 11, 2014

Each year, orthopedic surgeons perform thousands of joint replacement surgeries in the U.S. The more common of these procedures are hip and knee replacements. But for some patients with hand arthritis, joint replacement surgery may be necessary. Shawn Cunningham takes a look at how the procedure is being done at one county hospital in this […]

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Medical Monday 8.4.14: Ebola Causing Global Distress

Medical Monday 8.4.14: Ebola Causing Global Distress

| August 7, 2014

The World Health Organization reports the death toll continues to rise in Western Africa from the ebola virus. More than 800 people have died in the past week in parts of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Two American aid workers have contracted the disease. One was flown back to the states for treatment. That […]

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Medical Monday 7.7.14: Nonsurgical Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture

Medical Monday 7.7.14: Nonsurgical Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture

| July 10, 2014

Millions of Americans suffer with a disease that can lead to the permanent bending of fingers. It’s called Duputren’s (DOO-PA-TREN’S) Contracture. In this week’s Medical Monday, Shawn Cunningham talks to one man who’s hand mobility has been restored thanks to a nonsurgical procedure offered at Cary Medical Center. Raynold (RAIN-OLD) Blair is looking forward to […]

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Medical Monday 6.30.14: Super Blood Drives Helping Save Lives

Medical Monday 6.30.14: Super Blood Drives Helping Save Lives

| July 2, 2014

Blood drives will be taking place throughout New England over the summer months to shore up low blood supplies. Blood collection officials say having enough blood is critical to save lives in the event of emergencies, accidents and never ending illnesses. Shawn Cunningham was on site at a SUPER BLOOD DRIVE in Presque Isle today. […]

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