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Health experts come to Davidson for training


Town of Davidson
On Thursday, June 28th and Friday, June 29th, the Town of Davidson hosted planning and public health experts from Wilmington and New Hanover County, North Carolina. Seven representatives from the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO), University of North Carolina Wilmington, and the New Hanover County Health Department attended a one-on-one health impact assessment (HIA) training given by Katherine Hebert, Davidson Design for Life (DD4L) Project Coordinator. Read the full story

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Davidson survey asks: What makes a healthy street?


Katherine Hebert

Katherine Hebert

The Town of Davidson is in the midst of a study looking at how street design affects public health. The coordinator of the Davidson Design for Life program will be at Davidson Farmer’s Market on July 7 and 21 to talk with residents about the health study, and to hand out information on street safety and healthy street design.

Katherine Hebert, the town’s DD4L Project Coordinator, wants ot talk with residents and answer questions about the “health impact assessment” being conducted on Davidson’s street design standards. Read the full story

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Weight-loss challenge raises money for Habitat


CORNELIUS – Pat Berch, owner of Lake Norman Nutrition, and Marianne Hendrix, 15-year Our Towns Habitat for Humanity volunteer, will team up in May to host a Weight Loss Challenge to raise money for the housing organization and help area residents start a health and wellness campaign.

The challenge is scheduled to run May 1-22. You can register online at www.ourtownshabitat.org. Entry fee is a $20 donation to Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. Read the full story

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Playing our part in improving medical care


Murdock study map and researcher

The MURDOCK Study aims to enroll 50,000 area residents for a long-term health study. (MURDOCK Study/N.C. Research Campus)

By JENNIFER MONTAGUE
DavidsonNews.net

KANNAPOLIS – So you think scientists and doctors are the only ones who make the exciting advances in medicine and disease treatments? Not so—you can play an important role, too, as subjects of the studies and trials that are a major component of medical research.

At the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, researchers are conducting one of the largest general population health studies in recent memory. The MURDOCK Study Community Registry, is a joint venture with David H. Murdock, who provided the name and the funding, and the Duke Translational Medicine Institute. MURDOCK is an abbreviation for Measurement to Understand the Reclassification of Disease of Cabarrus/Kannapolis. Its goal is to create a bank of medical information and tissue samples from 50,000 participants in this region. Researchers can then use this information to gain a better understanding of many different kinds of diseases. Read the full story

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