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Living Well: Quit smoking now before it’s too late

November 14, 2019

The Great American Smokeout, a national initiative that encourages smokers to quit, is Nov. 21 Smoking can cause 16 different types of cancer, as well as heart disease, stroke and other serious health problems; yet...

Living Well: Antibiotics cannot treat the flu or the common cold

November 13, 2019

The only common illness that affects children and requires an antibiotic every time is strep throat. Doctors won’t prescribe antibiotics if your child is sick with the flu or a cold because the treatment would be useless for those conditions.

Grand Futures: What is really in that vape pen?

October 31, 2019

In the past few months there has been a lot of coverage in the news about e-cigarettes and other vaping devices due to the number of newly reported incidences of lung disease and death associated...

Memorial Regional Health Volunteers award nursing scholarships

October 24, 2019

At its Monday meeting, the Memorial Regional Health Volunteer Auxiliary awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Registered Nurse Mei Curley, according to a news release from the organization. In August, the Auxiliary announced it would award...