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February 20, 2018

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world’s most liberal euthanasia laws.

The case is described in a letter provided to The Associated…


Insulin questions have experts scrambling

February 13, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research itself.

The study author, a pharmacist, bought vials of insulin at a number of…


Flu season shows no sign of abating

February 11, 2018

While at least 140 North Carolina residents have died of influenza this year, local health officials confirmed Friday that none of those deaths have occurred in the Twin Counties.

However, the increase in flu cases and inlfuenza-like Illnesses has made an impact on the area, so much so that Nash…


Nash Heart Center hosts Healthy Heart Fair

February 11, 2018

Seventy-six-year-old Ruth Bowens has the blood pressure of a teenager. She received the good news Saturday at the first Healthy Heart Fair, held in the lobby of the Nash Heart Center on the campus of Nash UNC Health Care.

The free fair was meant to help participants understand how to reduce the…