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Doctors speak to women about GYN conditions at NHRMC’s Live & Learn seminar

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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Early detection and prevention was the theme at Thursday night’s Live & Learn seminar at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Women were invited to attend the event, hosted by the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Doctors spoke to the crowd about everything from early detection of cancer, robotic surgery, fibroids, and other GYN conditions.

Experts also took questions from the crowd. Doctors said knowing the facts can help patients stay healthy. “Prevention. Prevention is key and with education people can make better decisions about their healthcare,” said Sandra Hall, MD/OB-GYN.

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Early detection and prevention was the theme at Thursday night’s Live & Learn seminar at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Women were invited to attend the event…

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Editor’s Note – Local elections matter more than you think

Friday, October 16th, 2009

By Robyn TomlinRobyn.Tomlin@StarNewsOnline.com

People cite a couple of primary reasons why they don’t vote in local elections. The first is lack of information about the candidates. The second is local governments don’t do anything of significance.

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Dell moving work at closing NC plant offshore

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Production at the North Carolina plant that Dell Inc. is closing in Winston-Salem will be moved to Mexico and other countries, according to a federal document.

The High Point Enterprise reported Friday that Dell indicated in a Trade Adjustment Assistance Act petition that the work that has been done in Winston-Salem will be given to third-party providers in Mexico and other countries.

Dell said last week it will close the plant, cutting almost one thousand jobs in North Carolina. The petition allows workers at the Winston-Salem plant to collect additional unemployment benefits.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Production at the North Carolina plant that Dell Inc. is closing in Winston-Salem will be moved to Mexico and other countries, according to a federal document.

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Flu shots not mandatory for local health workers

Friday, October 16th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

Area hospitals are offering flu shots to their employees but not making it a requirement as other facilities across the state and country have done.

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Violent N.C. inmates freed under 1970s law, court ruling

Friday, October 16th, 2009

By Mike BakerAssociated Press

A cadre of murderers and rapists, several of whom victimized young girls, will be set free from North Carolina prisons this month after state courts agreed that a decades-old law defined life sentences as only 80 years long.

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