The real facts about chocolate

The real facts about chocolate

Did you get a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day and feel guilty about eating them?The average American eats 10 to 12 pounds of chocolate a y...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Bladen County Hospital earns pneumonia certification

ELIZABETHTOWN – The Joint Commission announced recently that Bladen County Hospital achieved disease-specific care certification for the treatme...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Portion distortion: How much are you really eating?

Portion distortion: How much are you really eating?

The next time you’re having a meal, especially in a restaurant, take a look at the portion sizes. Can your meal fit in the palm of your hand or ...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Doctor removes 130-pound tumor from Mississippi man

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a Mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he wa...

February 10th, 2017 updated: February 10th, 2017. |  


Eastpointe approves consolidation with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

BEULAVILLE – Eastpointe Human Services announced on Wednesday that its board of directors unanimously approved a consolidation agreement with Ca...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Food establishments are inspected by county

Food establishments are inspected by county

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Health Department performed a total of 33 inspections during the month of January at food establishments.Follo...

February 7th, 2017 |  


American Heart Month a good time to fight back

American Heart Month a good time to fight back

February is American Heart Month, a time to turn our thoughts to scientific matters of the heart. Cardiovascular diseases, those diseases of the circu...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


LCFH offers no-cost grief workshop

ELIZABETHTOWN – Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a 90-minute grief workshop, “Supporting a Griever,” on Tuesday, March 14, from 3 ...

January 31st, 2017 |  


More fruits and vegetables for children

More fruits and vegetables for children

As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat.” In America, a love for unhealthy foods, combined with a tendency to be sedentary, has led ...

January 26th, 2017 |  


Follow these steps to a healthier heart

Follow these steps to a healthier heart

According to the National Vital Statistics Report, six of the fifteen leading causes of death in the United States are directly associated with diet. ...

January 20th, 2017 |