May
21

Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County earns 2024 Hospice CAHPS Honors Elite Award

Special to Iredell Free News Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County has been named a 2024 Hospice CAHPS Honors Elite Award recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of CAHPS

Apr
15

Health Beat: Understanding Parkinson’s disease

Special to Iredell Free News Imagine your body begins moving in ways you didn’t intend — your hands start to tremble, your steps falter. Simple everyday tasks like pouring a

Apr
08

Health Beat: How to manage stress

Special to Iredell Free News Are you stressed? Most everyone will answer yes to that question at some point in their lives. In today’s fast-paced world, stress is a common

Apr
06

NCDHHS announces increased of number cases of mpox across state, urges vaccination

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is reporting a statewide increase in mpox cases. Over the past six months, 45 cases have

Mar
28

Health Beat: Fad diets are unsustainable, often lead to weight gain

Special to Iredell Free News It’s hard to open a magazine, scroll through social media, watch TV, or even walk through grocery store aisles without seeing or hearing about the

Mar
10

NCDHHS to provide free digital app to enhance support for people with substance use disorder

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with CHESS Health and Trillium Health Resources to provide critically needed support for

Feb
26

Health Beat: Local cardiologists raise awareness about heart disease prevention

Special to Iredell Free News Did you know that heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the country for 100 years? A recent American Heart Association study

Feb
20

Health Beat: Cardiac rehab can help heal your heart

Special to Iredell Free News Most people understand that after an injury or surgery, physical therapy may be needed. Physical therapy promotes healing and helps strengthen muscles. The same is

Feb
05

Health Beat: Your primary care provider plays a role in your heart health

Special to Iredell Free News When you imagine the role of your primary care provider, you likely think of them as your go-to for everyday health needs like treatment of

Jan
20

An Exciting Milestone: Local cardiologist implanting leadless pacemakers

Special to Iredell Free News In a groundbreaking achievement, Dr. Ray Georgeson, a cardiologist with Piedmont HealthCare Heart and Vascular, has become the first physician in Iredell County to successfully

Jan
16

Health Beat: What to do when the stomach bug hits your household

Special to Iredell Free News With the new year in full swing, your children are likely back in school, diving into new lessons, and  reuniting with friends. Unfortunately, as kids

Jan
07

Health Beat: A Guide to Seasonal Affective Disorder

Special to Iredell Free News As the temperatures drop and the daylight hours shorten, it’s common to feel a touch of the winter blues. However, for some, this seasonal shift

Jan
06

NCDHHS offering free radon test kits

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is providing 5,000 free residential radon test kits during Radon Action Month. Gov. Roy Cooper has

Dec
23

Health Beat: Study shows increased risk of heart attack around Christmas holiday

Special to Iredell Free News When you think of winter health concerns, you may think of colds, flus, respiratory illnesses, or even temperature-related diseases like hypothermia or frostbite. However, the

Dec
21

Feeding Community Health event set for January 23 in Mooresville

Special to Iredell Free News Did you know that one in 10 people live with a food allergy? Studies also show that 25 percent of Americans avoid an allergen when

Dec
10

More people in NC are now eligible for healthcare coverage through Medicaid

Special to Iredell Free News North Carolina Medicaid now covers people ages 19 through 64 years with higher incomes than previously included in Medicaid. You may be able to get

Dec
07

Iredell County Health Department conducting cancer diagnosis survey

Special to Iredell Free News As part of its commitment to addressing residents’ health concerns, the Iredell County Health Department is collecting supplemental data on cancer diagnoses. North Carolina law

Nov
02

Health Beat: Does my child have ADHD?

Special to Iredell Free News Many children have bouts of restless behavior or have trouble listening and paying attention from time to time. You may think it’s just kids being

Oct
23

Health Beat: A Guide to Broken Bones for Parents

Special to Iredell County Accidents happen, especially with little ones running around. Parents are often used to taking care of minor injuries like scraped knees or bruised elbows. However, every

Oct
10

Iredell County Health Department now offering updated COVID-19 vaccines

Special to Iredell Free News The Iredell County Health Department has received a new shipment of the updated Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and will be making it available to the community

Sep
25

Health Beat: How to help your child if they feel depressed or suicidal

Special to Iredell Free News Many parents would agree that they know their child well. They believe they can easily read their child’s expressions and emotions and would immediately know

Sep
19

Health Beat: Early detection and treatment can slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease

Special to Iredell Free News Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. We all have forgotten where we parked the car, or have occasionally missed a doctor’s appointment. However,

Sep
14

North Carolina health officials encourage residents to get fall COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — Everyone 6 months and older should get the fall COVID-19 vaccine with their flu shot. Because the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, the

Sep
09

NCDHHS working to prevent common foodborne illnesses

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — As part of National Food Safety Education Month, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is raising awareness about common foodborne illnesses

Sep
07

NCDHHS: Treatment readily available if you test positive for COVID-19

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — During the current period where COVID-19 cases are increasing, treatment is readily available and appropriate for the majority of North Carolinians. Using antiviral

Sep
05

Flu shots now available at Iredell County Health Department

Special to Iredell Free News As flu season approaches, the Iredell County Health Department is pleased to announce the availability of flu shots for the community. With the ongoing challenges

Sep
04

Health Beat: How to keep your cholesterol levels in check (Recipe)

Special to Iredell Free News Hamburgers, hot dogs, and french fries have become staples of the American diet. And while these foods are delicious, if you eat them on a

Sep
03

Health Beat: Sports nutrition advice for kids and adolescents

BY DR. ANTHONY D. ELKINS Let’s face it — most of us and our children have terrible diets. For many families, fast food or takeout, sugary drinks, and food “on

Aug
22

Health Beat: Lactation consultant addresses misconceptions about breastfeeding

Special to Iredell Free News When you are pregnant or have just become a new mother, you may receive a lot of advice about breastfeeding from family, friends, or even

Aug
15

Piedmont HealthCare Urgent Care and Express Care offering $25 sports physicals  

Special to Iredell Free News From August 15 through September 30, Piedmont HealthCare’s Statesville and Mooresville Urgent Care centers are offering sports physicals for only $25. At PHC Urgent Care,

Aug
14

Health Beat: How to decide whether to go to urgent care or the ER

Special to Iredell Free News You’re preparing your favorite meal and accidentally slip and slice your finger. The cut seems deep and hasn’t stopped bleeding for a few minutes. You

Aug
07

Health Beat: Doctor provides tips for healthy start to new school year

Special to Iredell Free News Summer vacation is quickly coming to an end. Returning to school can be an exciting and overwhelming time for parents and children. It’s a significant

Jul
31

Iredell Wound Care helps woman recover from post-surgery health challenge

Special to Iredell Free News Facing new health challenges can be frightening and overwhelming. And it’s normal to feel uncertain when dealing with something unfamiliar that affects your wellbeing. This

Jul
26

Health Beat: What you need to know about sunburn

Special to Iredell Free News A little sun exposure is good for you. Your body uses it to make Vitamin D, and it can even improve your energy and mood.

Jul
23

Health Beat: How to recognize, treat swimmer’s ear in children

Special to Iredell Free News Now that we’re in the heat of summer, you and your family may be looking to cool down at the pool, beach, or lake. But

Jul
13

Health Beat: Managing diabetes in summertime can be challenging

Special to Iredell Free News Summertime is fun, but keeping your cool in the hot, humid weather can be more difficult for some than others. Those with diabetes actually feel