True or false? Debunking the 9 most common pregnancy myths

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PRP: Using your own blood to heal

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What happens when your largest bone is damaged?

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Arizona – Saudi Arabia – Kernersville, a nurse’s journey

By Cliff Mehrtens What keeps a 47-year veteran going strong? Gloria Poole grew up in rural Indiana in the 1960s, where for most girls, there weren’t...

Why you need to pay more attention to sleep

By Cliff Mehrtens Sleep studies – often done at home – can pinpoint problems Everyone has a sleep number. It’s the hours of sleep that make you feel...

Radiology manager honors brother’s memory in fight with breast cancer

By Josh Jarman Siblings prove to be 'more than conquerors.' For better or worse, it is often our families that help determine the direction we take in...

It’s time to end the silence around gynecologic cancer

By Josh Jarman Why knowing the 3 S’s - symptoms, screenings and shots - can make a difference As hard as it can be to talk about...

Why earbuds can increase the chances of swimmer’s ear

By Cliff Mehrtens Steps you can take to prevent a classic summertime infection Summer is the perfect time to jump into some cool, refreshing water. It’s also the...

An all-women team in the OR? First I was shocked, then empowered

By Kristen Barnhardt Only 19% of surgeons are women, but change is coming As I walked onto my college’s campus for freshman orientation, I wanted to be...

The bathroom scale is not your fitness guide

By Cliff Mehrens Women who take a shot at getting fit will be glad they did It’s never too late for women to begin exercising. The...

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Patriots open with win over North Mecklenburg

The 2019 football season for Independence opened Monday evening at North Mecklenburg High School after the game was rained out the previous Friday night. The...

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The Queen's Grant Stallions picked up their first victory of the young season with a 4-1 dominating win over Corvian Community School in a...

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Patriots open with win over North Mecklenburg

The 2019 football season for Independence opened Monday evening at North Mecklenburg High School after the game was rained out the previous Friday night. The...

Stallions bounce back with 4-1 win

The Queen's Grant Stallions picked up their first victory of the young season with a 4-1 dominating win over Corvian Community School in a...

Stallions lose home soccer opener 3-1

The Queen's Grant men's soccer team lost the home opener to kick-off the season to  Greater Cabarrus in a non-conference contest. Greater Cabarrus scored first...

ECU dental student from Charlotte will spend a year at the National Institutes of...

Omar Glover, a fourth-year dental student at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, has been selected to attend the National Institutes of...

We Have Been There – Part 2

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