Encourage healthy lifestyle for your children

Encourage healthy lifestyle for your children

Obesity in kids is now considered an epidemic in the United States. The number of children who are overweight has doubled in the last 20 to 30 years. ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


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 |