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Patricia Gregory of Cary was only 24 years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Now a mother of an 11-year-old daughter, she considers herself blessed to have a child, as cervical cancer can make women unable to bear children.

Marie Miranda, who was diagnosed at age 28, underwent a total hysterectomy. “I was heartbroken … It was very hard for many years,” said the Raleigh resident, now 41, who adopted two girls last year.

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UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. For more information, call Tom Forkner at (828)349-8290.

On Saturday, Feb. 19, Angel Medical Center Rehab will sponsor a 1-mile Walk for Your Heart.

The walk will start at Tartan Hall, with registration at 10:30, the walk beginning at 11 am.

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CULLOWHEE – The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs and the Public Policy Institute at Western Carolina University will host a health policy forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Catamount Room of the A.K. Hinds University Center.

The health policy forum is a part of the Quality Enhancement Plan’s “Sweet ‘N Low” initiative. Designed to enhance the educational experience of students at WCU with thematic and interdisciplinary learning opportunities, the forum will address health policy issues affecting Western North Carolina.

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Since 1963, February has been designated as American Heart Health Awareness Month, but according to Dr. Kit Helm, Medical Director of AMC’s Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Program, heart disease continues to be one of the most important health issues facing Americans today.

On Tuesday, at a special “Learning Lunch” sponsored by Angel Medical Center, Helm gave a special presentation on heart health.

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