Health

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.

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