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But unnecessary burden for others

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A new study of U.S. veterans ages 70 and older finds that the healthiest get the most benefit from current colon cancer screening methods. However, for many less healthy veterans the burdens of screening may outweigh the benefits.

“This study shows that we really need to target screening in older adults, so that those who will benefit do get screened and followedup while those who won’t benefit aren’t exposed to unnecessary burdens,” said Christine E. Kistler, MD, assistant professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lead author of the study.

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Four Seasons, a local provider of end-of-life care services, will be offering its volunteer training classes to all those who would like to learn about, or enhance, care-giving skills.

The information provided is useful in any setting, from homes to facilities.

Attendance does not require a commitment to become a Four Seasons volunteer.

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National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week began in 1975 as a way to emphasize the importance of the person whose expertise is needed in performing laboratory testing.

The last week of April is a time of recognition for the nation’s medical laboratory professionals who play a crucial role in delivering health care. Clinical laboratory testing plays a critical role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

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'Red Apple' status received as part of a statewide Healthy Food in Hospitals initiative

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) has taken important steps to improve nutritional health making it easier for patients, residents, visitors and staff to make better food choices.

As a part of North Carolina’s Prevention Partner’s (NCPP), a statewide Healthy Food in Hospitals initiative, HCH has achieved “Red Apple” hospital status by the NCPP, meeting five food guidelines designed to develop, promote and sustain a healthy food environment.

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