Nov
27

Wake Forest Baptist Health awarded grant to improve access to cancer clinical trials for underserved, rural populations

Special to Iredell Free News WINSTON-SALEM – Despite advances in cancer treatment, disparities in cancer outcomes are prevalent, especially for minority, underserved and rural populations. With a $775,000 one-year grant

Nov
26

Iredell Health System Pulmonary Rehab program helps COPD patients remain active

Special to Iredell Free News Many people may not notice or think about how important their lungs are until they stop working properly. Breathing is an involuntary function bringing oxygen

Nov
17

Iredell Health System’s Wellness and Diabetes Center helps patients manage disease

Special to Iredell Free News The 30 million Americans living with diabetes are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, with those poorly managing their diabetes at a greater risk of experiencing complications

Nov
05

Mammograms Save Lives: One woman’s story

Special to Iredell Free News In September 2019, Vickie Hamilton had her yearly mammogram at Iredell Health System’s Women’s Health Center. Knowing that the breast X-ray detects cancers too small

Oct
11

Partners Health Management introduces Member Cafes to help patients navigate behavioral health system

Special to Iredell Free News It can be confusing for people to know where to turn for information about their health care. Partners Health Management is now offering an opportunity

Oct
08

Leading healthcare organizations urge North Carolinians to get flu vaccinations as COVID-19 pandemic remains public health threat

Editor’s Note: The following joint statement is endorsed by these organizations: AARP North Carolina, Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina, Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, Mutual

Oct
03

Davis Regional Medical Center offering special on mammograms in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Special to Iredell Free News During the month of October and in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Davis Regional Medical Center is offering mammograms for $99. To qualify for

Sep
20

PHC physician offers surgical solution for heartburn without incisions

Special to Iredell Free News What may have seemed like science fiction — surgery without an incision — is now a reality that is giving back patients suffering from chronic

Sep
12

Iredell health officials stress importance of getting flu shot during pandemic

Editor’s Note: The Iredell County Health Department provides the following guidance for the upcoming flu season. Special to Iredell Free News So far, this year has been filled with fear

Aug
12

Iredell Wound Care Center begins treating pediatric patients

Special to Iredell Free News Scrapes, cuts and bruises can often be a normal part of childhood. But what happens when a wound on a child doesn’t heal quickly, or

Aug
07

Wake Forest Baptist Health, Javara recruiting healthy adults for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

Special to Iredell Free News WINSTON-SALEM – Wake Forest Baptist Health, in partnership with Javara, announced Friday that they have begun recruiting healthy adults for a Phase 3 clinical research

Jul
29

Heat illness-related emergency department visits rise with temperatures across N.C.

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — According to the N.C. Division of Public Health (DPH), there have been 1,205 heat-related hospital emergency department visits reported across the state since

Jul
26

New immunization requirement to protect students from meningitis takes effect August 1

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Effective August 1, 2020, a booster dose of meningococcal conjugant vaccine (MenACWY) is required for students entering the 12th grade in public, private

Jul
25

NCDHHS provides funding to help North Carolinians in crisis with energy bills during hot summer months

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Funding is now available to help North Carolinians in crisis pay cooling or heating bills or secure cooling or heating resources. The N.C.

Jul
15

Iredell County Health Department conducting cancer diagnosis survey

Special to Iredell Free News For more than two years, the Iredell County Health Department has worked closely with state and local partners and elected officials related to the elevated

May
24

Iredell County Health Department to provide COVID-19 testing at two community sites

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Health Department will provide community testing for COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 27, in Statesville and on Thursday, May 28, in Mooresville. The

May
16

State health officials issue new guidelines for COVID-19 testing

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has issued updated guidance on who should be tested for COVID-19. The new guidance recommends

May
14

COVID-19 pandemic sheds light on healthcare challenges of vulnerable populations

Special to Iredell Free News Though the spread of COVID-19 to communities throughout the world shows that the virus does not discriminate, its effects have manifested urgent population health issues,

May
08

Iredell County Health Department issues guidance on COVID-19 testing

Editor’s Note: The Iredell County Health Department issued the following information on Friday to help residents better understand COVID-19 testing. Special to Iredell Free News There are two types of

Apr
28

Piedmont HealthCare: We’re open and we are here for you

Special to Iredell Free News Through the coronavirus pandemic, Piedmont HealthCare has stood strong. Going forward the provider’s resolve will not change as its healthcare professionals continue to look for

Apr
22

Davis Regional Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center named Center of Excellence for fifth consecutive year

Special to Iredell Free News Davis Regional Medical Center’s Wound Healing Center was once again named a Center of Distinction/Center of Excellence. This earns Davis Regional the distinction of being

Apr
13

Iredell Memorial Hospital offers new pain management option for women in labor

Special to Iredell Free News When Ashley Booth delivered her baby in February, she became Iredell Memorial Hospital’s first patient to use nitrous oxide for pain relief. Intravenous (IV) medicine

Apr
12

Iredell Health System celebrates Occupational Therapy Month

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Health System is recognizing its occupational therapists and the work they do for patients by celebrating Occupational Therapy (OT) Month this April. By providing

Apr
03

Davis Medical Group now offering Telehealth visits

Special to Iredell Free News Davis Medical Group has made it possible to see their doctors using a smartphone, tablet or computer. Telehealth or virtual visits allow you to talk

Mar
28

Governor announces texting tool to access food for children

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is

Mar
28

COVID-19 Q&A: Iredell Free News readers’ questions answered by the Iredell County Health Department

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases in Iredell County and across the State of North Carolina, we sent many of the questions our readers have been

Mar
18

Nine Iredell Health System practices earn PCMH recognition

  Special to Iredell Free News One year after Iredell Health System’s Family Care Center of Taylorsville set the benchmark by achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition, eight more of

Mar
17

Non-essential surgeries, procedures and ambulatory appointments at three major regional providers to be rescheduled due to COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News WINSTON-SALEM – Wake Forest Baptist Health, Atrium Health and Novant Health are coordinating together to prepare for and respond to the possibility of increasing cases

Mar
10

State health officials issue recommendations to protect public from COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) is taking proactive steps to protect the health of our community by

Feb
26

Governor’s Task Force encourages North Carolinians to increase preparedness measures for COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News Gov. Roy Cooper’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Task Force continues to prepare for the possibility of COVID-19 infections occurring in North Carolina and is encouraging

Feb
15

Community Meeting planned to discuss thyroid cancer and structural coal ash facilities

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Health Department invites residents to attend a Community Meeting to learn more about research into a thyroid cancer and structural coal ash

Feb
06

NCDHHS provides coronavirus update, explains protocols for travelers returning from China

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health

Jan
27

Iredell Health System implements new blood-testing technology

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Microbiology and Blood Bank Department has implemented new automation technology – the Ortho Vision Analyzer and Cepheid GenXpert System – that

Jan
27

Test results negative for patient tested for coronavirus in North Carolina

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Public Health (NC DPH) is reporting that a patient who was being tested for the novel 2019 coronavirus is

Jan
25

Iredell Memorial Hospital celebrates National CRNA Week

Special to Iredell Free News Iredell Memorial Hospital’s certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) celebrated National CRNA Week January 19-25. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who specialize in administering anesthesia for

Jan
24

Piedmont HealthCare practices recognized by National Committee for Quality Assurance

Special to Iredell Free News Piedmont HealthCare’s Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric practices have renewed their Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).