Mar
03

Piedmont HealthCare Physician Spotlight: Dr. Vivek Trivedi, Comprehensive Digestive Care Center

EDITOR’S NOTE: In honor of National Colorectal Awareness Month in March, Piedmont HealthCare is proud to recognize the four PHC gastroenterologists who have made Iredell County home. Throughout the month

Feb
19

Davis Regional’s cardiac rehab program helps patients after traumatic cardiac events

Special to Iredell Free News Davis Regional Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services observed Cardiac Rehab Week from February 14-20 with an emphasis on “Beating Strong & Living Long.” Davis Regional offers

Feb
15

Women’s Heart Health: Stay informed, know your risks

Special to Iredell Free News Heartbeats can tell us a lot of things. They race when we get nervous or anxious. They bump against our chests when we exert energy.

Feb
08

Iredell Health System cardiologist: Don’t ignore heart attack symptoms

Special to Iredell Free News Within the last year, medical professionals have noticed a trend of people ignoring symptoms of a heart attack, leading to more deaths. In a virtual

Feb
01

DACI presents ‘The Truth About Vaping’

BY DEBBIE PAGE debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com The Drug & Alcohol Coalition of Iredell recently held a two-day “Truth About Vaping” virtual conference to help the community understand how dangerous vaping is to

Jan
26

Iredell Health System to present virtual Healthy Hearts series throughout February

Special to Iredell Free News During National Heart Month this February, Iredell Health System’s Heart and Vascular Center will hold Healthy Hearts, a series of virtual presentations held via Zoom.

Jan
14

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Health care workers and adults 65 and older are up next

Special to Iredell Free News RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that vaccine providers that are ready to expand may vaccinate all health care workers

Jan
09

How to keep your New Year’s health goals and create long-lasting change

Special to Iredell Free News A new year symbolizes a fresh start with new health resolutions – whether it be a new exercise regimen, a healthier diet, or specific bodyweight

Dec
24

Iredell Health System provides healthy tips for the holidays

Special to Iredell Free News Even though the holiday season can bring stress, Iredell Health System is encouraging community members to follow simple tips, provided by registered dietitian Amanda Downs,

Dec
14

How to deal with holiday stress during a pandemic

Special to Iredell Free News The holiday season has arrived, and with it an alarming assortment of demands — cooking meals, shopping and cleaning, to name a few. The accompanying

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