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Summer shortage brings call for blood donations

072514 cbcc and rcThe Red Cross and Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) have put out a call for blood donations to combat a summer shortage. The Red Cross’ blood supply has declined by roughly eight percent over the past 11 weeks, but hospitals’ need for blood has remained steady, leading to a shortage that the Red Cross warns could develop into a crisis. Read the full story

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CEO summit tackles region’s healthcare issues

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The panel at the Tri-Chamber Healthcare Summit. From left, Steve Midkiff, Chad French, Jeff Smith, Tonya Blackmon, and Ed Rush.

By JONATHAN COX
CorneliusNews.net/DavidsonNews.net

HealthNotesBugMOORESVILLE – As the Lake Norman population ages, the health care system must adapt to meet changing needs, hospital and health care leaders agreed during a Tri-Chamber Health Summit Tuesday, July 22, at Charles Mack Citizens Center. It was the first meeting of its kind in the area, and leaders said they hope to begin meeting regularly to do something they haven’t done before: discuss healthcare needs on a regional basis.   Read the full story

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5 essentials for helping teens grow up healthy

Chris Magryta

Chris Magryta

By DR. CHRIS MAGRYTA

Teenagers and tweens are a challenge to any parent as they embark on their identity development. These are years filled with angst, joy, love and pain, as our kids develop physically, mentally, and emotionally. As we attempt to guide but not control, we struggle watching them repeat obvious mistakes. We so dearly want them to make the right choices (in our mind) and respect their bodies.

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Free Clinic of Our Towns meets area’s medical needs

Free Clinic of Our Towns sees patients Thursday night s at Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. (Christina Ritchie Rogers photo)

Free Clinic of Our Towns sees patients Thursday night s at Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. See below for a video visit to the clinic. (Christina Ritchie Rogers photo)

By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
Asst. Director of Digital Content/Davidson College

Visit the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson on a Thursday afternoon and you’ll find a quiet, old, school building with creaky floors and timeworn walls, and visitors following bilingual signs for various human services down the hallways. But visit on a Thursday night, and you’ll find those halls abuzz with activity and a line at the door as dozens of volunteers get the evening’s free clinic up and running.
The historic brick building at 212 Gamble St. houses the Free Clinic of Our Towns, bringing area residents an innovative, forward-thinking approach to healthcare.

  • VIDEO: A visit to the Free Clinic of Our Towns, CLICK HERE»

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