Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:38pm

Health

What's My Story: Food Scientist

Mary Ann Lila knew she loved plants when she worked in a greenhouse in her home state of Illinois. Starting at the University of Illinois with this passion, she took every plant science class she could find. When she found out that plants make chemicals that improve the health of plants and animals alike, she found her career path. She is now the director of an institute focused on the discovery and delivery of innovative plant-based solutions to advance human health.

The Citizen Patient

D.G. Martin has a conversation with UNC-Chapel Hill Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology Nortin Hadler M.D. about his new book, "The Citizen Patient," on NC Bookwatch. In this book, Dr. Hadler shares his insights on how current issues within the U.S. healthcare system such as medical treatment, healthcare finance, and attitudes about health and medicine can be addressed. Original Broadcast Date: 05/02/2013.

Exploration Station

Maria Lundberg takes us to downtown Lumberton to visit Exploration Station, a regional children's museum designed to help youngsters open their minds to creativity through 12 interactive exhibits that focus on literacy, science, math, arts, health and safety. Exploration Station is the only museum of its kind in Robeson County and receives visitors from North and South Carolina. Original Broadcast Date: 05/17/2013

Dr. Samuel Sears

Erica Starke-Knight introduces us to the 2013 O. Max Gardner Award recipient, Dr. Samuel Sears. The East Carolina University professor is a nationally-recognized expert in the psychological care and quality of life outcomes of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients. Original Broadcast Date: 04/15/2013.

Rural Health Part 3: Wilkes County

The communities of Hays, Boomer, and Champion in Wilkes County NC are rallying to keep their healthcare centers sustainable as cuts in healthcare reimbursements take a toll on their already tight budgets. According to the Wilkes County 2012 “State of the County’s Health Report,” the number of uninsured patients receiving services increased by nearly 30-percent. Heather Burgiss reports.

Rural Health Part 2: Benson Area Medical Center

The Benson Area Medical Center is a community-owned nonprofit facility offering primary health care services to residents of Johnston, Harnett, & Sampson Counties. Heather Burgiss takes a look at the center's approach of providing access to quality, cost-effective primary health care services & how new advances are helping bring access to medical care & prescription drugs to more patients.

Pages