Ada Jenkins Free Clinic celebrates a decade

Ada Jenkins Center announcement
The Free Clinic of Our Towns at the Ada Jenkins Center is celebrating a milestone today, Tuesday, Oct. 22: 10 years of providing free medical care to people in need across the Lake Norman area. What began with two or three physicians  providing basic medical care one evening a week has evolved into a clinic offering acute and chronic medical care as well as specialty care including endocrinology, urology, dermatology, pediatrics, limited gynecology, mental health assessments, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. Continue Reading

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Did McCrory withhold info on Medicare to show problem?

politicsbugGov. Pat McCrory has argued for months that North Carolina’s Medicaid program is “broken.” But an investigation by reporter Rose Hoban of North Carolina Health News found that McCrory administration officials may have suppressed information that would have depicted the state’s Medicaid program in a better light. The state auditor later criticized the report, but the news service is standing by its findings. Continue Reading

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Program to help cancer patients ‘Look Good, Feel Better’

MOORESVILLE – Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good … Feel Better” program Monday, Oct. 21, from 6:15 to 8:15pm, in the hospital’s Private Dining Room. A free dinner will be provided to those who attend. Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Continue Reading

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CDC says Lyme disease more common than thought

Relative sizes of several ticks at different life stages. In general, adult ticks are about the size of a sesame seed and nymphal ticks are about the size of a poppy seed. Click the image to read about how Lyme disease is transmitted through tick bites. (Centers for Disease Control)

Relative sizes of several ticks at different life stages. In general, adult ticks are about the size of a sesame seed and nymphal ticks are about the size of a poppy seed. Click the image to read about how Lyme disease is transmitted through tick bites. (Centers for Disease Control)

A new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 300,000 people nationwide are diagnosed with Lyme Disease every year, far more than are formally reported. And the CDC is urging more efforts to prevent the disease. Continue Reading

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