UNC Rex Healthcare has opened the Triangle’s first hospital-based food pantry for patients who may need help eating well in the days after going home. The pantry is managed by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and stocked by Food Lion, which contributed $125,000 to get it started.
NAMI-Wake County, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, provides support and classes for people with mental health conditions. Andrea Chase, the president, talks about its goals for growth.
Bring Your Parent to PE Week at Timber Drive Elementary School in Garner is meant to encourage families to be physically active. Parents are coming to gym class to do activities with their children such as jumping jacks and push-ups.
Students at Enloe High School are raising $200,000 in the 2018 Enloe Charity Ball to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina’s new IGNITE center in Raleigh. The center helps young people make the transition from school to adult life.
At least three dozen kids at Asheville Waldorf School have come down with the chickenpox in what state health officials are calling the worst outbreak of the disease since a vaccine was introduced in 1995.
Jackson County, North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians public health officials are investigating cases of Legionnaires’ disease in people who visited Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort this year.
Aida Little of Minnesota was diagnosed with Waardenburg syndrome, which can cause deafness. She received cochlear implants, which allowed her to hear her parents for the first time. See the moment in this video from Mayo Clinic.
UNC REX Healthcare has partnered with Food Lion and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to open a new Food Pantry to support patients and their families who struggle with access to healthy food.